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  1. Doing Business in the Shadows

    Tiffany Hill

    June, 2017
  2. Business’ Biggest Secret

    LiAnne Yu

    May, 2017
  3. Hawaii Island Business Report 2017

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2017
  4. 24 Million Meals a Year

    Nicole Tam

    April, 2017
  5. Trump’s Effect on Hawaii

    Dennis Hollier, Washington Correspondent

    April, 2017
  6. Myth and Reality

    Steve Petranik

    February, 2017
  7. Maui Business Report 2017

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2017
  8. Re-Birth on Rice Street

    Brittany Lyte

    January, 2017
  9. West Oahu Magazine 2017

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2017
  10. Honolulu: Late and Last

    Dennis Hollier

    December, 2016
  11. You’re Paying More for Everything

    Dennis Hollier

    November, 2016
  12. Hawaii’s Most Charitable Companies 2016

    Gina Gelber

    November, 2016
  13. Rapid Ohia Death – Threat to Hawaii’s Water

    Timothy Schuler

    November, 2016
  14. The Need for Feed

    Noelle Fujii

    November, 2016
  15. The Careerist: Should I Jump Into the Gig Economy?

    Powell Berger

    October, 2016
  16. Teens Say No to Driver’s License

    Meghan Miner Murray

    September, 2016
  17. The World Is an Island

    Gina Gelber

    August, 2016
  18. Parting Shot: Bubbie-licious

    HB - Author

    July, 2016
  19. Hawaii: Who We Are

    Lavonne Leong

    July, 2016
  20. Duane Kurisu’s Kahauiki Village Aims to Ease Homeless Crisis

    Hawaii Business magazine

    July, 2016
  21. BOSS Survey: June 2016

    Steve Petranik

    June, 2016
  22. Middle School Miracles

    Beverly Creamer

    May, 2016
  23. Worth Considering: Building with Shipping Containers

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    May, 2016
  24. Yes, We Can Solve Hawaii’s Housing Crisis

    Dennis Hollier

    April, 2016
  25. Hawaii: Headquarters of the Future

    Lavonne Leong

    April, 2016
  26. Living Paycheck to Paycheck in Paradise

    LiAnne Yu

    March, 2016
  27. Missing: $209 Million from Hawaii’s Economy

    Marina Riker

    February, 2016
  28. Wasted

    Ilima Loomis

    February, 2016
  29. The End of Tipping?

    Martha Cheng

    January, 2016
  30. Lodgers and Tax Dodgers

    Meghan Miner

    January, 2016
  31. Change Agents

    Ilima Loomis

    January, 2016
  32. Luxury Street

    Dave Dondoneau

    January, 2016
  33. Worth Considering: Automatic College Savings Programs

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    December, 2015
  34. BOSS – December 2015

    Steve Petranik

    December, 2015
  35. Wider Panama Canal Won’t Affect Hawaii

    Tiffany Hill

    November, 2015
  36. Ranking Hawaii’s Charities

    Dennis Hollier

    November, 2015
  37. Follow the Money

    Dennis Hollier

    November, 2015
  38. Distant Peak

    Treena Shapiro

    September, 2015
  39. Talk Story: Amy Kunz, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Assistant Superintendent, State Department of Education

    Beverly Creamer

    August, 2015
  40. Did You Know: Size Matters

    Powell Berger

    July, 2015
  41. How Much Will it Cost Us in the End?

    Dennis Hollier

    July, 2015
  42. 2015 BOSS SURVEY of 401 Local Business Leaders

    Steve Petranik

    June, 2015
  43. Inevitable Change

    Dennis Hollier

    April, 2015
  44. How Does Hawaii’s 529 Plan Rate?

    Powell Berger

    March, 2015
  45. Hawaii’s Growing Inequality

    Carlyn Tani

    March, 2015
  46. Salvaging the Ferry

    Ilima Loomis

    March, 2015
  47. Facing Future

    By Lavonne Leong / Photography by PF Bentley

    March, 2015
  48. Markets to Suit Every Taste

    Jackie M. Young

    February, 2015
  49. What’s Your View of Uber, Airbnb & Other Parts of Hawaii’s “Sharing Economy”?

    Lavonne Leong

    January, 2015
  50. The Value of Heeia

    Alia Pan

    January, 2015
  51. What’s Hawaii’s Environment Worth?

    Dennis Hollier

    January, 2015
  52. Eyes on the Sky

    Ilima Loomis

    December, 2014
  53. BOSS survey asks 402 Local Business Leaders:

    Steve Petranik

    December, 2014
  54. Finding the Signal Amid All the Noise

    Dennis Hollier

    December, 2014
  55. As the Nation Turns, Hawaii is Still Driven

    Carlyn Tani, Illustrations by Andrew J. Catanzariti

    November, 2014
  56. Can Hawaii Feed Itself?

    Dennis Hollier

    November, 2014
  57. California Dreaming

    Alex Bitter

    November, 2014
  58. Talk Story with John White

    Dennis Hollier

    September, 2014
  59. Hawaii is the World’s Shrimp-Breeding Capital

    Jim Wyban

    September, 2014
  60. Some Hawaii Shrimp Companies

    Jim Wyban

    September, 2014
  61. Kakaako: Remade for the 21st Century

    Powell Berger

    September, 2014
  62. Editor’s Note: Heroes, Villains and Tech Laggards

    Steve Petranik

    June, 2014
  63. Editor’s Note: Instead of Gambling, Win Big By Saving Money

    Steve Petranik

    March, 2014
  64. Editor’s Note: A Waikiki Love Song

    Steve Petranik

    January, 2014
  65. 2014 Hawaii Tourism Forecast

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2014
  66. Bartering Makes a Comeback

    Catherine E. Toth

    January, 2014
  67. Homelessness in Waikiki

    Stacy Yuen

    January, 2014
  68. HTA Tries to Smooth Out Boom-and-Bust Cycles

    Beverly Creamer

    January, 2014
  69. Boom in the Hawaii Gun Business

    Ashley Shaffer

    October, 2013
  70. Which Ethnic Group Makes the Most Money?

    Stacy Yuen

    October, 2013
  71. Thirty Meter Telescope could boost Hawaii Island’s economy

    John Stickler

    September, 2013
  72. Riding the Up-and-Down Construction Cycle

    Dennis Hollier

    September, 2013
  73. Editor’s Note: China as No. 1: True or False?

    Steve Petranik

    August, 2013
  74. First Hawaiian Bank and Bank of Hawaii share more differences than similarities

    Dennis Hollier

    August, 2013
  75. Balancing Hawaii’s energy supply and demand

    Lavonne Leong

    July, 2013
  76. Staging a Race is No Walk in the Park

    Stacy Yuen

    June, 2013
  77. Why big development is so difficult in Hawaii

    Dennis Hollier

    April, 2013
  78. Editor’s Note: Rebuilding the Crystal Ball on Economic Forecasts

    Steve Petranik

    March, 2013
  79. Preparing for Hawaii’s Next Hurricane

    Jon Letman

    March, 2013
  80. Checking a decade of Hawaii’s economic forecasts

    Matthew Kain

    March, 2013
  81. Editor’s Note: Strengthen Society, 2 People at a Time

    Steve Petranik

    February, 2013
  82. What’s the ROI on Early Childhood Education

    Dennis Hollier

    February, 2013
  83. Hawaiian Values

    Dennis Hollier

    February, 2013
  84. Tourism Carries “Sub-Par” Hawaii Economy

    Beverly Creamer

    January, 2013
  85. Hawaii Business BOSS Survey – December 2012

    Hawaii Business magazine

    December, 2012
  86. Hawaii struggles to pass e-fairness law

    Marcie Kagawa

    October, 2012
  87. The Economics of Recycling in Hawaii

    Scott Cooney

    August, 2012
  88. Hawaii’s Best Paid Executives

    Stacy Yuen

    August, 2012
  89. Preserving Paradise While Making a Living

    Steve Petranik

    July, 2012
  90. Filming Movies in Hawaii boosts economic impact and tourism

    Stacy Yuen

    June, 2012
  91. Did APEC change the Hawaii Convention Center’s Future?

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2012
  92. APEC Gives Hawaii a Chance to Redefine its Image

    Stu Glauberman

    October, 2011
  93. Data on Women and Money in Hawaii and Nationally

    Hawaii Business magazine

    October, 2011
  94. Hawaii’s Construction Industry by the Numbers

    Janel Lubanski

    September, 2011
  95. Waikiki Construction Refreshes Hotels

    Hawaii Business magazine

    September, 2011
  96. Editor’s Note: APEC Enhances Hawaii’s Reputation

    Steve Petranik

    August, 2011
  97. Brides Love Kauai Weddings

    Beverly Creamer

    July, 2011
  98. Editor’s Note: If You Have No Fear, You Have No Future

    Steve Petranik

    June, 2011
  99. Businesses Support Public Schools

    Beverly Creamer

    May, 2011
  100. Sorrow & Anxiety

    Jolyn Okimoto

    May, 2011
  101. Big Box Stores

    Jerry Burris

    May, 2011
  102. Timeshare in Hawaii: Build it and They Will Come

    Dennis Hollier

    April, 2011
  103. Editor’s Note: The Best Solution is not Perfect

    Steve Petranik

    March, 2011
  104. Businesses Love to Hate the Hawaii PUC

    Dennis Hollier

    March, 2011
  105. Editor’s Note: Measuring Hawaii’s Quality of Life

    Steve Petranik

    February, 2011
  106. Hawaii State ERS Underfunded by $7 Billion

    Dennis Hollier

    February, 2011
  107. Hawaii Hotels in Foreclosure

    Greg Wiles

    February, 2011
  108. How the Hawaii Tourism Authority Markets Paradise to the World

    Dennis Hollier

    January, 2011
  109. Legalizing Civil Unions – Boon or Bane for Hawaii’s Economy?

    Jerry Burris

    January, 2011
  110. Hurry up and Wait on Taxes

    Greg Wiles

    December, 2010
  111. The Coming China Wave

    Greg Wiles

    November, 2010
  112. Editor’s Note: Giving Everyone a Place to Live

    Steve Petranik

    October, 2010
  113. Hawaii’s Fast-Growing Source for Tourists

    Greg Wiles

    October, 2010
  114. 3 Ways to Revitalize Hawaii’s Economy

    Shara Enay

    October, 2010
  115. The High Cost of Affordable Housing

    Dennis Hollier

    October, 2010
  116. How to Revitalize Hawaii’s Economy – Extended Version

    Steve Petranik

    August, 2010
  117. How to Revitalize Hawaii’s Economy

    Steve Petranik

    August, 2010
  118. Editor’s Note: Making Our Children Pay

    Steve Petranik

    July, 2010
  119. Transforming Hawaii’s Airports

    Jerry Burris

    July, 2010
  120. Amping up job training to spur Kauai’s recovery

    Beverly Creamer

    July, 2010
  121. $14 Billion to Fix Hawaii

    Dennis Hollier

    July, 2010
  122. Illegal Sex, Drugs and Gambling

    Jerry Burris

    June, 2010
  123. Hawaii’s Underground Economy

    Shara Enay

    June, 2010
  124. The Billion Dollar Gamble

    Dennis Hollier

    May, 2010
  125. ‘Smart Growth’

    Dennis Hollier

    January, 2010
  126. Steering Growth – Extended Version

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2010
  127. Steering Growth – Print Version

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2010
  128. State of Repair

    HB - Author

    October, 2009
  129. Talkstory with Bryan Berg, Target Corp., Senior Vice President, Region 1

    David K. Choo

    March, 2008
  130. Spin Zone: GMOs

    HB - Author

    September, 2007
  131. The Big Idea

    David K. Choo, Cathy Cruz-George, Scott Radway, Jacy L. Youn

    August, 2007
  132. Local Values Meet Mainland Money

    Cathy Cruz-George

    August, 2007
  133. 2007 Economic Report: Slowdown, Not a Meltdown

    Carl S. Bonham and Byron Gangnes

    August, 2007
  134. The Line in the Sand

    Scott Radway

    July, 2007
  135. Home Sweet Home

    David K. Choo

    May, 2007
  136. Spin Zone: Turtle Bay Expansion

    HB - Author

    May, 2007
  137. On the Rise

    Mike Hamasu

    March, 2007
  138. The Price is Right

    David K. Choo

    January, 2007
  139. The Last Wave

    David K. Choo

    August, 2006
  140. Hawaii Forecast

    Carl S. Bonham and Byron Gangnes

    August, 2006
  141. Running Aground

    Scott Radway

    July, 2006
  142. The Young and the Nestless

    David K. Choo

    April, 2006
  143. Hawaii Outlook

    Carl S. Bonham, Ph.D. and Byron Gangnes, Ph.D.

    January, 2006
  144. Sayonara Means Goodbye

    David K. Choo

    September, 2005
  145. Kauai In Crisis 2

    Jacy L. Youn

    September, 2005
  146. Kauai In Crisis

    Jacy L. Youn

    September, 2005
  147. Hawaii Outlook

    CARL S. BONHAM AND BYRON GANGNES

    August, 2005
  148. How Long Can The Honeymoon Last?

    Jacy L. Youn

    August, 2005
  149. Where Are the Workers

    John M. Knox

    July, 2005
  150. Labor at a Crossroads

    David K. Choo

    July, 2005
  151. Q&A

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2005
  152. On The Verge of a Landlord’s Market

    Jacy L. Youn

    March, 2005
  153. The Economics Of Education

    David K. Choo

    February, 2005
  154. UHERO Hawaii Outlook

    CARL S. BONHAM, PH.D. AND BYRON GANGNES, PH.D

    January, 2005
  155. The Re-education of Hilo

    David K. Choo

    November, 2004
  156. Water For Life

    Maria Torres-Kitamura

    September, 2004
  157. Hawaii Outlook

    CARL S. BONHAM, PHD. AND BYRON GANGNES, PHD. UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ECONOMIC RESEARCH ORGANIZATION

    August, 2004
  158. Poor Little Rich Isle

    Jacy L. Youn

    July, 2004
  159. Kauai Condo Crisis

    Eddy Conway

    April, 2004
  160. Economic Engines

    Ronna Bolante

    October, 2003
  161. Neighbor Islands: Across the State

    Cathy S. Cruz

    August, 2003
  162. UHERO Hawaii Outlook

    Carl Bonham and Byron Gagnes

    February, 2003
  163. Behaving Like A Business

    Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

    January, 2003
  164. The Good, The Bad And The Forecasts

    Jacy L. Youn

    January, 2003
  165. The Forecast

    Ronna Bolante

    January, 2003
  166. Hawaii 2020

    Tung Bui

    November, 2002
  167. Safe Haven

    Jacy L. Youn

    October, 2002
  168. Japan Top 30 – Part 2

    Cathy S. Cruz

    September, 2002
  169. World Recovery Is on Track

    Byron Gangnes

    August, 2002
  170. Seeing Green

    Jacy L. Youn

    July, 2002
  171. A Hazy Forecast

    Ronna Bolante

    June, 2002
  172. We Shouldn’t Wait To Find Out

    Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

    January, 2002
  173. Interisland Perspective

    Jacy L. Youn

    January, 2002
  174. The Sept. 11 Terror Attacks

    Carl Bonham and Byron Gangnes

    December, 2001
  175. Economic Outlook of the World

    Byron Gangnesm

    August, 2001
  176. A Global Soft Landing

    Byron Gangnes

    February, 2001
  177. Isle of Opportunity

    Jacy L. Youn

    November, 2000
  178. The End Is Near

    Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

    July, 2000
  179. Hawaii Celebrates the End of an (Awful) Era

    Carl Bonham and Byron Gangnes

    July, 2000
  180. Hanalei, Hana Hou!

    David K. Choo

    July, 2000
  181. Going Swimmingly

    David K. Choo

    July, 2000