Monday, January 30, 2006

Hawaii Flunks Report Card in National Study

Hawaii Reporter carries a piece referencing the results of a Corporation for Enterprise Development study. Hawaii received an "F" grade in the categories of Business Vitality and Development Capacity. Translation?

Hawaii’s residents face some real challenges such as scarce quality full-time jobs, a low homeownership rate, and a relatively high crime rate. However, the state should be commended for its efficient and responsible use of energy and environmental resources.


Two of the most difficult development challenges facing Hawaii are its poorly maintained physical infrastructure and its unusually high energy and urban housing costs.


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