Ahead of tourism’s relaunch, group lays out ‘roadmap’ to economic recovery

As Hawaii works to recover from the economic crisis it’s faced with because of the pandemic, a conversation is happening about how best to do it.
Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 10:44 AM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A new multi-sector partnership is working to craft a roadmap for Hawaii’s economic recovery ― and get tens of thousands of Hawaii residents back to work.

The plan was developed over a two-month period through labor market analysis, collaborative feedback from experts and a statewide survey that gathered input from business, education, nonprofit and government leaders.

“The health crisis and economic hardship are impacting all of our residents, and these issues are not going away quickly," said Micah Micah Kane, CEO and president of Hawaii Community Foundation.

"As we move to trying to rebuild our economy, it will be critical for us to work together. We can’t do this alone.”

Kane says the roadmap will lay out a plan to spur economic recovery by focusing on three recession-resilient industries: Technology, health care and skilled trades, like construction and agriculture.

“We believe these industries will not only help further diversify our economy, but will give our residents the opportunity to have jobs that pay wages to supporting living in our islands.”

You can learn more about the talent roadmap by clicking here.

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