Hawaii’s recovery is proceeding along two very different tracks. The tourism industry is on a tear, posting impressive rates of growth. With a few exceptions, the rest of the local economy is going nowhere. Nevertheless, the best residential building conditions in years and pending public projects set the stage for a construction upturn in 2013. And once the global gloom lifts, consumer confidence will drive some pickup in non-tourism sectors that have lagged in the recovery so far.
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