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Hawai‘i Featured in United Airlines’ Hemispheres Magazine

December 6, 2016, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated December 6, 8:09 AM
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The Hawaiian Islands are the focus of the December issue of Hemispheres, the in-flight magazine of United Airlines.

Dossier, Hemispheres’ Economic Development series, features Hawai‘i with in an in-depth overview, including showcasing unique initiatives that shape the state’s industry and commerce, as well as its influence on today’s global economy.

Dossier focuses on Hawai‘i's key areas of innovation technology, the creative sectors, clean energy, and more. Photo Courtesy.

Dossier focuses on Hawai‘i’s key areas of innovation technology, the creative sectors, clean energy, and more. Photo Courtesy.

The 24-page feature examines Hawai‘i’s diverse economy and includes interviews with local business leaders and economic development experts.

The section profiles some of the state’s business innovators and entrepreneurs, including Gov. David Ige, University of Hawai‘i President David Lassner, Queen’s Health Systems President and CEO Art Ushijima, and Hawai‘i Pacific University President John Gotanda.

Gov. David Ige is featured as “The Influencer” in the issue, where he shares the inside track of his vision and priorities for the State of Hawai‘i.

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The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, and its attached agencies were also represented in the special feature with interviews that focused on Hawai‘i’s innovation economy, from DBEDT Director Luis P. Salaveria, Hawai‘i State Energy Office Administrator Mark Glick, Creative Industries Division Chief and founder of the Creative Lab Hawai‘i Program Georja Skinner, Hawai‘i Strategic Development Corporation President Karl Fooks, and High Technology Development Corporation CEO and Executive Officer Robbie Melton.

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“It’s exciting to see Hawai‘i featured in such an important publication, which will definitely start some new conversations about our economy and business climate,” said DBEDT Director Luis P. Salaveria. “The special section highlights Hawai‘i’s unique industries, areas of competitive advantage, and celebrates the state’s prominent global position.”

Dossier focuses on Hawai‘i’s key areas of innovation technology, the creative sectors, clean energy, and more.

The section is designed to appeal to the majority of United Airlines’ customers who are business customers.

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The Hemispheres magazine with the Dossier Hawai‘i special section is online and in every seat pocket of every United flight worldwide throughout the month of December.

The magazine has more than 3.1 million unique readers every month.

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