Why All Those Tourists Are Actually Good For Hawaii

The opposition to vacationers bothers Dunkerley, who said he thinks that people in Hawaii aren’t recognizing how fundamentally the state’s economic position has shifted because of the changes in the federal government.

Economist Paul Brewbaker, former chief economist at Bank of Hawaii…“We’re left with tourism as our primary export and the military as a second source of income to the state,” he said in a telephone interview.

Source: By Kirstin Downey, Honolulu Civil Beat

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