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Big Island Business Report 2014

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Hawaii Island by the Numbers

4,028.42

Hawaii Island’s land in square miles.

All of the other islands that make up the state of Hawaii can fit inside Hawaii Island, with room to spare.

– Source: U.S. Census Bureau

11

The amount of climate zones found on Hawaii Island out the world’s possible 13.  

– Source: gohawaii.com

62.7%

Percentage of total land of the state that make up Hawaii Island.

- Source: U.S. Census Bureau

$1 Billion

The investment made at Mauna Kea in capital infrastructure in its 50-year history.

– Source: Sandra Dawson, Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory Corp.’s manager of Hawaii community affairs

360,604

Number of international visitors to Hawaii Island in 2012.

– Source: Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism

12 Million

Pounds of sweet potato East Hawaii exports to the West Coast annually.

– Source: Sandra Dawson, Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory Corp.’s manager of Hawaii community affairs

$1 Million

The amount of money per year the Thirty Meter Telescope will give back to Hawaii Island to support local education.

– Source: Sandra Dawson, Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory Corp.’s manager of Hawaii community affairs

All figures are according the the University of Hawaii at Manoa Center on the Family, unless stated otherwise.

 

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