Hawaii has four main advantages that make it a truly unique place to do business.
WE ARE TOTALLY COMMITTED TO THE KNOWLEDGE AND CREATIVE BASED INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE
Hawaii already has a greater number of knowledge-based and creative new industries than most states. These include biotechnology; alternative and renewable energy; homeland security and defence; dual-use technologies; astronomy and space; aquaculture and marine and environmental sciences; oceanography and vulcanology.
Hawaii is also committed to diversified agriculture; healthcare and well-being; finance and captive insurance.
The state has a generous refundable tax credit for expenditures while producing film, television, commercial or digital media projects.
WE ARE A GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS CENTRE THAT SPEAKS YOUR LANGUAGE, WITH UNPARALLELED BANDWIDTH
We have extensive fibre-optic capacity, as well as satellite technology. But even more important, Hawaii provides an educated, ethnically-diverse and motivated workforce that speaks all the world’s key languages with Hawaii’s famous spirit of Aloha.
WE CAN SPEAK DAILY, IN REAL TIME, DURING A NORMAL WORKDAY WITH TWO-THIRDS OF THE WORLD’S ECONOMY
In Hawaii, business people can chat with colleagues, customers and clients in North and South America from 8am to 2pm, in Australia and Asia from noon to 6pm, and still get away to watch the sun set. Get up just an hour or so earlier, and we can even talk to Western Europe, before their business day ends. Hawaii’s unique time zone makes it easy to maintain that human contact that is so important, but so very rare, in the new global business environment.
WE ARE WORLD-RENOWNED FOR OUR RECREATION, RELAXATION AND NATURAL BEAUTY
Hawaii represents peace of mind in a perilous world. It is a safe haven that is protected by the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as America’s rule of law and America’s intellectual property rights. This makes Hawaii the ideal global business centre, where you can work hard, play hard and enjoy a quality of life that is unmatched in any other scenic location. It is just what the doctor ordered to de-stress and rejuvenate the creativity and productivity requirements of information age executives, while protecting their company’s assets.
If you start to really think seriously about the future of business in a global, 24/7, more impersonal and somewhat perilous world, and then add to it how you really want to live your life, logic will lead you inevitably to that unique combination of advantages Hawaii has to offer right now, and will always have, as one of the very best places to live, successfully do business and raise a family.
Hawaii is ready to welcome a global business community. We have the diverse talent and technology, the incentives and the strategic location for the industries of the future, the recreational advantages, and most important, that wonderful, intangible quality of Aloha.
For more information, contact:
Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
No.1 Capitol District Building
250 S. Hotel Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: +1 808-587-3832