Business on Maui
Over the past 20 years, Maui County has continued to undergo an economic transformation from a market once defined by agriculture, and more recently tourism, to an increasingly diversified economy.
Today Maui is home to some of the best-known companies – Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lockheed Martin Orincon – award-winning local businesses such as the more than 125-year-old Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company (HC&S), and innovative start-ups gaining national recognition.
Maui Business News
- Maui’s Noni Biotech Recognized as Top Exporter by Mayor
- Maui Smart Grid Project Underway
- A123 Systems to Supply Advanced Energy Storage Solution to Maui Electric Company to Support Maui Smart Grid Project
- Pacific Biodiesel Recognized as 2011 Green Job Award Honoree
- Maui Smart Grid Project Now Recruiting Volunteers
Monthly Archives: January 2011
Unemployment Data DBEDT announced January 7 that Maui’s unemployment rate dropped in November to 8.1% (down by almost 1% from Nov 2009). State unemployment is 6.5% (Oahu: 5.4%, Kauai 8.7%, Big Island 9.7%). Source: Pacific Business News Visitor Numbers December … Continue reading
Public Comment Sought for Renewable Energy Program The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) will host public meetings on Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i, and O‘ahu to receive comments on the scope of the … Continue reading
Ted Peck, former State Energy administrator (DBEDT), and advocate of renewable energy, is one of partners of Kuokoa Inc., an eco-friendly company formed to purchase all the shares of Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI), the parent company of MECO and the … Continue reading
Mayor Alan Arakawa has appointed Douglas “Doug” P. McLeod as County Energy Commissioner (replacing Victor Reyes). The Energy Commissioner is based in the Office of Economic Development in the Office of the Mayor. McLeod is an advocate of “green” principles, … Continue reading