Economic Development Specialist
Economic Development Technician
The Information Resources Program collects, maintains and disseminates statistical, reference, and program information to County and State agencies, and the general public.
COVID-19 AND HAWAI‘I’S ECONOMY
To monitor Hawai‘i’s economic conditions during the COVID-19 outbreak, the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism developed a dashboard to compile the most recent economic data. Go to Dashboard.
The County of Hawai‘i Data Portal was created by the Economic Research Organization at the University of Hawai‘i (UHERO) in collaboration with the Department of R&D.
- Hawai‘i County Industry Analysis 2001-2018, published by DBEDT's Research & Economic Analysis Division, December 2019
- Hawai‘i County Market at a Glance, published by the Economic and Market Analysis Division of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- The Hawai‘i Data Collaborative, a project of the Hawai‘i Leadership Forum, is a data collection and visualization tool for indicators of well-being in Hawai‘i.
- Hawaii County Employment Projections for Industries and Occupations 2016-2026
- Hawaii County's Best Job Opportunities - 2026
- Resident Population, By Census Designated Places (CDPs) and District, Hawai‘i County: 2000, 2010 and 2016
- 2015 Hawai‘i County Data Book
- County of Hawaiʻi Monthly Economic Statistics
- Hawai‘i County Historic Monthly Data compiled by DBEDT
- 2018 State Data Book
- DBEDT Tourism Dashboard by Island - Monthly visitor statistics
- DBEDT County Social, Business and Economic Trends In Hawaii, 1990-2018
- U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2019 Small Business Profile for the State of Hawaiʻi
- Hawai‘i Statewide GIS Program: Hawai‘i County Data
- County of Hawai‘i Statistic Archives
- Largest Employers in Hawai‘i County
- Hawai‘i County Employment Projections for Industries & Occupations 2014-2024
- Real Property Tax Valuations Tax Rates and Exemptions
- State of Hawai‘i Department of Labor & Industrial Relations- 2016 Hawai‘i Labor Market Dynamics
- The Aloha + Challenge Dashboard tracks Hawaii’s progress on achieving its Aloha+ Challenge sustainability targets. The Aloha+ Challenge is a statewide commitment to achieve six interconnected sustainability targets by 2030 in: Clean Energy, Local Food Production, Natural Resource Management, Solid Waste Reduction, Smart Sustainable Communities, and Green Workforce and Education.
- Hawai‘i Health Information Corporation - Hawai‘i’s Healthcare Data Center
- Hawai‘i State Archives Digital Collections
Self-Sufficiency Income Standard
The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism publishes a biennial update to a self-sufficiency standard as directed by Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, 201-3(b)(5). The study establishes Hawaiiʻs self-sufficient family income standards for the reporting year and compares self-sufficient family budgets with poverty thresholds, minimum wage level, median family income, and estimates for actual incomes for the five family types.
National Low Income Housing Coalition
The Out of Reach program documents the significant gap between rentersʻ wages and the cost of rental housing across the United States. The reportʻs central statistic, the Housing Wage, is an estimate of the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest rental home at HUDʻs fair market rent (FMR) without spending more than 30% of his or her income on housing costs.
ALICE: A Study of Financial Hardship in Hawaiʻi
The Aloha United Way commissioned this report to help identify those across Hawaiʻi who are struggling to make ends meet, and to understand the enormity of this issue and the obstacles these families and individuals in our communities face. ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.
MIT Living Wage Calculator
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) created this living wage calculator to estimate the cost of living in based on typical expenses. The tool helps individuals, communities, and employers determine a local wage rate that allows residents to meet minimum standards of living.
Housing and Transportation Index
The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) host this data portal to provide a comprehensive view of affordability that includes both the cost of housing and the cost of transportation at the neighborhood level. Data is available at Census Tract levels.
Family Budget Calculator
The Economic Policy Institute's Family Budget Calculator measures the income a family needs in order to attain a "modest yet adequate standard of living." View methodology.
Census researchers collaborated with economics from Harvard and Brown Universities to develop the Opportunity Atlas data tool. The data tool uses Census Tract-level data of childrenʻs outcomes in adulthood to trace the roots of outcomes such as poverty and incarceration to the neighborhoods in which children grew up.
Social Vulnerability Index
The U.S. Center for Disease Control publishes an index that measures the resilience of communities when confronted by external stresses on human health, stresses such as natural or human-caused disasters, or disease outbreaks. Reducing social vulnerability can decrease both human suffering and economic loss.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has published annual rankings since 2011. The index ranks counties by health outcomes, and also by health factors that include clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment.
The Opportunity Index is an annual report developed by Opportunity Nation, a campaign of the Forum for Youth Investment, and Child Trends. The Index provides data that show what opportunity looks like in the United States.
The multidimensional nature of the Opportunity Index provides a broad picture of opportunity that goes beyond economics alone. The 2018 Index includes indicators within four dimensions of community well-being:
PolicyMap for Hawai‘i County
Data mapped by PolicyMap, an online GIS mapping tool.
Census Explorer Retail Edition: County Business Patterns includes statistics on retail trade in America, including the growing online market. Explore the number of business establishments, employment and average annual payroll for every county in the U.S. for retail as a whole, as well as online retailers, online auctions, and mail order businesses.
The Region Dashboard provides data on the economic performance and cluster composition of the local economy. Hawaii County Region Dashboard
Source: U.S. Cluster Mapping (http://clustermapping.us), Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School. Copyright © 2014 President and Fellows of Harvard College. All rights reserved. Research funded in part by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.
The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism produces projections for the State and counties of Hawai‘i Population and Economic Projections for The State of Hawaii to 2045.
The Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District, commonly known as the Beige Book, is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions its District through reports from banks and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this information by District and sector.