Bill Text: HI SR63 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Requesting The Department Of Business, Economic Development, And Tourism To Conduct A Study On Potential Industries, Other Than Tourism, To Promote Economic Development In The County Of Hawaii.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-1)

Status: (Passed) 2019-04-12 - Report and Resolution Adopted. [SR63 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2019-SR63-Introduced.html


S.R. NO.













REQUESTing the department of business, economic development, and tourism to conduct a study on POTENTIAL industries, OTHER THAN TOURISM, TO PROMOTE economic development in the county of hawaii.


     WHEREAS, Hawaii imports over ninety percent of the products that the State consumes; therefore, supporting local manufacturers can help supply more of the products that residents of Hawaii demand and consume; and


     WHEREAS, due to the remoteness of Hawaii's location, Hawaii consumers and businesses face the additional challenge of the high costs of shipping raw materials and finished products, among other financial challenges; and


     WHEREAS, supporting local manufacturers will enhance the State's economy through job generation and displacement of imported products; and


     WHEREAS, the County of Hawaii is the largest county in the State by land area and may be a good location to establish manufacturing facilities; and


     WHEREAS, the establishment of a strong manufacturing industry based in the County of Hawaii would allow the county and State to diversify their sources of revenue generation, rather than continuing to rely primarily on tourism; and


     WHEREAS, although manufacturing appears to be a promising industry for the County of Hawaii, more information is needed to confirm that and determine whether any other revenue-producing industries are viable options for the County of Hawaii; now, therefore,


     BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Thirtieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2019, that the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism is requested to conduct a study on potential industries, other than tourism, to promote economic development in the County of Hawaii; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in conducting the study, the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism is encouraged to research potential means of expanding the manufacturing industry in the County of Hawaii; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department is requested to submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2020; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Resolution be transmitted to the Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism and Mayor of the County of Hawaii.









Report Title: 

Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; County of Hawaii; Study; Economic Development; Potential Industries; Manufacturing