Growing Hawai‘i’s Creative Economy
Latest available statistics show Hawai‘i’s creative industries now involve 48,170 entrepreneurs and small businesses around the state, accounting for 5.9 percent of jobs here. That's just one percentage point below the construction industry in 2013. Creative industries, which include art, design, culture, interactive and digital media, plus film and television, account for 4.5% of Hawai'i's total GDP, and the sector is experiencing double digit expansion. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers a look at this growing sector of the state economy.