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The president of the Hawaii Tourism Authority has been in office for just about six months now. And George Szigeti certainly has a lot on his plate. We hear about some of his challenges from Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier. 

Where the Money Lives

Nov 20, 2015
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Where is affluence concentrated in Hawai‘i? That’s a question Pacific Business News is looking at in the latest version of its “Paycheck Report.” We get details from PBN Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier.

PBN and its parent company – American City Business Journals – have been using census data to analyze incomes, spending and wealth through the year.  In this final installment – we focused on affluence, perhaps the broadest measure of all.  It includes not only income but home values and other sources of net worth.

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UH Hawai‘i Space Flight Laboratory

A rocket launch by the University of Hawaii may have failed last week, but UH says it’s still a promising beginning. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

Last week- The Super Strypi rocket launched from the Pacific Missile Range facility at Barking Sands on Kaua‘i.  It was carrying a payload – A satellite produced by 150 IH students- the “Hiaka Sat” intended for use by the Department of Defense.

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Hawaii’s housing shortage now has a number — nearly 66,000 housing units are needed over the next ten years. What happens next? We get more from Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier.

According to the state department of business, economic development and tourism – Hawaii needs a massive home building campaign just to catch up with the natural demand of a steadily growing population.  Statewide, the number is nearly 66,000.  On Oahu, almost 26,000 housing units will be needed by 2025.

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Windward Oahu has seen a lot of changes in recent years. One of them is how much wealthier Kailua and Kaneohe have become. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more.Once a year, PBN ranks the 50 wealthiest zip codes in Hawaii – based on such measures as average home value, household income, disposable income, and more.

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As you may have heard, one of Broadway’s hottest tickets is coming to Hawai‘i.  “The Book of Mormon will be arriving next year - but the logistics involved in getting the show on the road are already underway.  Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more on the business side of what it takes to put on a show like this.  

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Thomas Pompernigg / Flickr

October is breast cancer awareness month.  Pacific Business News took the occasion to explore the scope and scale of the women’s healthcare industry in Hawaii.  Here’s PBN’s editor in chief, A. Kam Napier, with more on what the paper found.

One of the striking points about the business of caring for women in Hawai‘i is how hospitals have invested in their facilities.  More than ever, they’re offering amenities geared toward patient comfort and privacy.

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Healthcare in Hawai‘i is a complex and changing business. It’s also very personal—and interviews with a cross-section of healthcare executives produced a variety of information. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

Executives we spoke to represented major hospitals, such as Straub and Queens, community clinics and the health insurance industry. Here are just a few of the takeaways from a wide-ranging conversation.

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Some of Hawaii’s biggest nonprofits are using a new way to fundraise and groom future leaders — youth boards.  Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more. 

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Nick Yee

We hear a lot about how much it costs to live in Hawaii.  But how much do people in the Islands make? Pacific Business News has a paycheck report.  Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more. 

PBN and its parent company, American City Business Journals – Embarked on a national research project to find out how much money people earn at their jobs.  PBN focused on data for Honolulu and Hawai‘i, and offers some national comparisons.

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