Innovation

Manufacturing

To grow the manufacturing industry in Hawaii by providing manufacturing businesses with needed resources, network and tools.

Ensure that Hawaii provides a globally competitive environment for the manufacturing sector that invites capital, promotes innovation and furthers investment in research and development

Create an economical and understandable regulatory and legal environment that facilitates manufacturing operations.

Chamber-Priority Manufacturing Bills Currently Before the Legislature

HB1229 HD1 This bill appropriates funds to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to provide education and support to local businesses regarding the FDA’s industry guidance on colored sea salt.

Innovation Programs

To create and sustain a state government that is financially stable and a competitive environment for economic growth.

  • Effective and Efficient State Government
    To create and maintain a modern infrastructure to capitalize on the state’s strategic advantages and to advance its energy agenda.
  • Quality Jobs
    To create and implement a customized economic development program that recognizes the potential of Hawaii’s distinct regions and industry sectors, and rewards entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Taxation
    Support a taxation system that is globally competitive, fair, consistent, transparent, easily administered and equitable. This system should stimulate economic growth, encourage capital investment in Hawaii, promote a business climate that enhances economic vitality, ensure the privacy of confidential taxpayer information, and improve the quality of life for all Hawaii residents.
  • Energy/Environment
    Promote sound energy policy for Hawaii and streamline the regulatory process. Support the development and implementation of energy policy that ensures the state’s access to adequate, reliable, affordable and cost-effective energy for our long-term prosperity.
  • Housing
    Support sound public policy that increases the supply of housing for the local community.
  • Tax Climate
    Make Hawaii’s tax climate the best in the country.

Chamber-Priority Innovation Bills Currently Before the Legislature

HB340 HD1 This bill appropriates funds to HTDC for the Small Business Innovation Research Program and Manufacturing Assistance Program. 
HB338 HD1 This bill makes an appropriation into, and out of, the Research and Development Special Fund and the Alternative Energy Research and Development Revolving Fund of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation.