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State plan includes Kakaako technology park

HONOLULU (AP) - A technology park meant to boost tech industry jobs in the state could be coming to Honolulu as soon as 2020 under a plan being pushed by a state development agency.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the Hawaii Community Development Authority is leading efforts behind the project, which calls for creating a 5.5-acre campus in Kakaako Makai for startup companies, researchers and students. The park would also house the High Technology Development Corp., the state agency charged with expanding commercial high-tech enterprises.

State officials released a draft environmental assessment Wednesday detailing the project's first of three phases. The report shows that the initial stage would cost $39 million and could be completed by 2018.

The technology park would contribute to the state's effort to advance a robust commercial high-tech industry.

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