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ECONOMY

OUR GOAL

Advance economic growth through resilient industries and workforce development.

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OUR STRATEGY

  • Engage community in the revision of the 2021-2025 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

  • Cultivate relationships and leverage assets to build and implement creative and innovative policies, partnerships, and economic initiatives

  • Develop resources for workforce training

 

  • Create opportunities for youth in partnership with business and academia

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY & ACTION PLANS 2021-2024

In July 2020, the Economy Stream launched its work to craft an economic development strategy that aligns with the community's vision of a vibrant economy and the core values of Vibrant Hawai'i.

 

Through online platforms, we educated and built awareness of the CEDS, established priorities for industry development, and set forth on a course to create a version of the CEDS – a strategy that we can act on and hold ourselves accountable to.

 

The Economy x Education Streams converged to host seven Zoom panel discussions and do a deep dive into industry challenges and opportunities. An Economic Development Strategy & Action Plan was developed consistent with EDA standards and to have cohesion across sectors. Working groups formed to craft Action Plans, building off of panel discussions and further engagement with industry.

 

After nearly a year of development, we are sharing our body work and preparing for collective action.

Download a copy of the
2021-2024 Vibrant Hawaiʻi

Economic Development Strategy

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