UHERO: Maui Wildfires Not Derailing the State’s Economy

The latest economic forecast from the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) is better than expected.  The report anticipates the state's financial well-being and recovery following the Maui wildfires. Although the report states only about 1% job growth in 2024, flat visitor arrivals and reduced visitor spending, overall it is not an economic crisis. "All of this is punctuated by the losses that happened on Maui," Carl Bonham, UHERO executive director, said. "And what we're [...]