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May 01, 2020

Mayor Victorino Interview: May Day, Graduation, Economy and More

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino is providing updates on Pacific Media Group’s network of Maui stations as the County continues to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Today, the Mayor spoke with Shane Kahalehau of KPOA 93.5 FM on Maui, and shared his thoughts on May Day, graduations, the economy, phase reopening of businesses, dental hygiene business updates and more. 
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February 08, 2018

State Predicts Improved Economy in 2018

Entering 2018, the report shows positive signs for the economy, including the financial sector distributing bonuses and a raised minimum wage rate.
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January 23, 2017

Governor Ige Delivers 3rd State of the State Address

Governor David Ige delivered his third State of the State Address today. The address focused on transforming schools to better prepare kids for the future...
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August 03, 2012

UH Economic Think-Tank: Tourism Hot But That’s All

Tourism sector is growing at high rates, but the rest of the economy is just not moving, according to the latest report released by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization.
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March 09, 2012

Pro Bowl Generates $25.3M for Hawaii Economy

Hawaii Tourism Authority figures indicate that the NFL Pro Bowl held on January 29 generated $25.3 million statewide, and showed an increase in visitors to neighbor islands.
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February 28, 2012

Haleakalā is “Clean Green Fuel” for Local Economy

A new report shows that 1,105,606 visitors in 2010 spent nearly $75 million in Haleakalā National Park and in surrounding communities. That spending, Park officials say, supported 861 jobs in the local area.
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January 06, 2012

Council on Revenues Lowers Economic Forecast

The Council on Revenues lowered its revenue forecast for 2012 fiscal year yesterday by 3 percentage points since its earlier estimate in September 2011.
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November 04, 2011

UH Economists Say Recession Possible

The University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) today released an update to their state forecast saying that “Hawaii’s recovery pace has slowed to a standstill this year” and that the debt crisis in Europe is Hawaii’s biggest economic threat.
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September 09, 2011

Tourism Related Jobs Could Top 159,000

Expected growth in visitor industry jobs could reach 159,542 in 2011, according to a statement released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA).
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September 07, 2011

Council on Revenues Raises Tax Revenue Projections

Yesterday, at their quarterly meeting, the Council on Revenues (COR) projected an increase in tax revenue collections for current and upcoming fiscal years.
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May 10, 2011

Survey Says, Hawaii Long Term Care Costs Greater Than National Levels

According to statistics released today by Genworth Financial, a Fortune 500 global financial security company, assisted living cost inflation in Hawaii is being greatly outpaced by national cost increases.
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March 17, 2011

Council on Revenue Lowers Forecast Right Before Tsunami

In its March Forecast, the Council on Revenues lowered its projections for tax revenue growth, in fiscal year 2011, from 3.0 percent to 0.5 percent.
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March 14, 2011

Maui Home Sales Inch Up, Prices Continue to Fall

Data released last week by the Maui Board of Realtors indicates February 2011 home sales rose 9%, while the median sales price decreased 7%, compared to the same period last year.
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January 26, 2011

2010 Visitor Data Shows Hawai‘i Tourism Definitely in Recovery

According to the latest numbers released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority today, tourism showed a strong level of recovery in 2010, attracting more than 7 million visitors and $11.4 billion in visitor spending.
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January 14, 2011

UH Promotes Research as Strategic Advantage of Innovation Economy

The UH President’s Innovation Advisory Council released a draft report yesterday recommending the State and the University focus on research as an industry.
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