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March 17, 2017

Big Island Unemployment Rate at 3.4% in January

The unemployment rate for Hawai‘i County was 3.4% in January, up slightly from December 2016's 3.1% and down .4% from January 2016.
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March 10, 2017

State House Finance Committee Opts for Conservative Budget

The House Finance Committee recently passed out a proposed budget that reflects slower economic growth.
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February 08, 2017

Hawai‘i’s Economy Continues Expansion

By December 2016, unemployment rates of all the counties fell below 3%, except Hawai‘i County where the unemployment rate was slightly higher than others—3.1%.
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January 21, 2017

Big Island Company Finalist in Entrepreneurial Competition

Blue Ocean Mariculture, an open ocean mariculture company operating out of Kailua-Kona, is a nominee for HVCA's "Island Innovator of the Year" category.
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January 11, 2017

Hawai‘i’s Biosecurity Plan Finalized

The threats of invasive species are real and threaten our way of life.
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January 04, 2017

Drivers May Experience Sticker Shock in 2017

Drivers may shell out $52 billion more over the course of the year compared to 2016 as the national yearly average rises to $2.49 per gallon.
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December 05, 2016

How to Start a Business in Hawai‘i Workshop

The West Hawai'i Small Business Development Center will present its "How to Start a Business in Hawai'i" workshop on Dec. 14.
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November 21, 2016

Report: Hawaiʻi Economy Continues to Grow

The DBEDT released its fourth quarter statistical and economic report and says stable growth remains for Hawaiʻi's economy
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October 13, 2016

Statewide Employment Projected to Expand by 5.6%

Education and Health Services, the state’s largest industry, will add the most number of jobs, picking up 12,170 jobs—almost 1/3 of the state's total increase.
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June 22, 2016

State Awarded Grant to Study Military’s Economic Impact

Hawai‘i has been awarded a $763,856 grant by the DoD Office of Economic Adjustment to complete a Supply Chain Map for Hawai‘i’s defense contracting community.
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May 06, 2016

DBEDT Appreciative Of Legislative Efforts

State lawmakers approved funding for a range of critical programs that are designed to help in growing and diversifying Hawai'i’s economy.
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February 11, 2016

DBEDT Projects Steady Growth Rates in 2016

In the Economic Outlook section of the recently released first quarter 2016 Statistical and Economic Report, DBEDT holds the growth rate at an unchanged number from the previous forecast.
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January 08, 2016

Governor Ige Announces $6.8M for STEM Jobs

The project will reach towards enhancing and diversifying Hawai’i’s economy through the strengthening of STEM learning and teaching areas.
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October 13, 2015

Moody’s Improves State Bond Outlook

Moody’s Investor’s Service has given the State of Hawai’i an improved outlook on its general obligation bonds by pushing its ranking up from stable to positive.
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August 20, 2015

Report Says Hawai’i Economy Outlook is Positive

Accelerated growth rates expected in 2015 and 2016.
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