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State Senator Will talks about West Oahu Conference

HONOLULU (HAWAIINEWSNOW) - Did you know in the next 20 years, there will be 40,000 new jobs in the Kapolei region, commercial space will grow to 7.1-million square feet (compared to 8.4-million square feet for Honolulu today) and population will grow by 89,020 people? As one of the fastest growing regions in the state, West Oahu offers a prime example of building communities from the inside out.
 
On Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, the West Oahu Economic Development Association (WOEDA) will hold its sixth annual West Oahu Conference, highlighting speakers on a number of topics of interest to the community, including:

• An update on elevated rail

• Continued development in the City of Kapolei, which includes three major projects in-hand

• Housing opportunities for native Hawaiians

• New social services facilities

In addition, keynote speaker Lance Wilhelm, senior vice president and Hawaii manager for Kiewit Pacific Co., will discuss Kiewit's history in Hawaii, its business philosophy and outlook, and its priorities for economic development in West Oahu. Kiewit was recently awarded the $483 million design-build contract to construct of the first phase of the City's rail transit project.

State Senator Will Espero joined Sunrise to tell us more about the conference.

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