Our vision is a prosperous community and for our part, we will work in the following areas:
1. Clean and Local Energy Generation.
2. The redevelopment of agriculture and with it, food security.
3. Our higher education institutions being the educational driver in our community.
4. A Prosperous Technology Industry.
5. A relationship based visitor industry.
Enterprise Honolulu 2011 Initiatives (partial list):
Aloha Connects is a collaborative project designed to connect Hawaii businesses with their counterparts in the APEC member economies resulting in increased trade, business expansion, capital investment and job creation. Aloha Connect Website
U.S. EDA Grant
Enterprise Honolulu awarded grant from the United States Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (U.S. EDA). Read Press Release
The Blue Economy Alliance
Enterprise Honolulu is a USA representative for The Blue Economy Alliance. Read more in The Blue Economy Alliance page
NASDAQ Road to IPO
Enterprise Honolulu was the co-organizer of the Road to IPO event featuring NASDAQ OMX and the Hawaii Entrepreneur Pitch Competition. Read more on the Event Website
Hospitality Innovation and Technology Summit
Enterprise Honolulu is involved with an event that will support in building a new industry in Hawaii: Technology development and innovations for the hospitality industry.
Food and Energy Security Act
Enterprise Honolulu is a member Hawaii Economic Development Task Force which was developed as a result of the Food and Energy Security Act which became law as Act 73 on July 1, 2010.
Some projects from 2010, listed below, are continuing into 2011
Enterprise Honolulu 2010 Initiatives (partial list):
Developing the tools, stories, and relationships to engage and move the community to the HCEI objectives of 70% clean energy by 2030
The World Congress on Zero Emissions Initiatives - Launching "The Blue Economy"
Will focus on the design of an economic system driven by innovations, generating jobs and building social capital. It is based upon one hundred plus breakthroughs in businesses that have proven their competitiveness. The innovations being addressed at the Congress are related to food, water, housing, health, energy, transportation and waste, and how these innovations provide new job opportunities. When and where: September 13-17, 2010 at the Hawai’i Convention Center.
Hawaii Bioenergy and EH, Small Farms Project on Waianae.
Study, assess, and build a strategy and template for successful small food and/or energy farms (10-20 acres) in Hawaii. Issues include:
Water use, Land use, Permitting, Business Planning, Financing, Proper Product, Geography, Geology, Product Processing, Storage, Distribution, Marketing, and Compliance within USDA or FDA.
Student Leadership Mentoring
Re-establishing Principle and Value Based Leadership at the High School and College Levels.
Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
Establish an advisory board to facilitate community input and support with the vision of developing CRCH into a Research and Treatment Facility. Providing opportunities for our youth to work in Oncology in Hawaii.
Family and Friends Come Home
Tourism and kama’aina promotion using all methods including social networks and traditional marketing in the tourism industry with family and friends outside of Hawai’i to come home. To support local businesses and impact the visitor industry with relationship marketing techniques.
Oahu Tech Park
Working with Honolulu County Economic Office to develop the RFP for the Oahu Technology Park.
HSTC/ HSTI partnership with EH
To build a stronger community for positively developing a prosperous technology industry in Hawaii.
Comprehensive Economic Development Study (CEDS) 2010
Enterprise Honolulu is working with the City & County of Honolulu and the Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii to complete the CEDS 2010 report
New Market Tax Credit Program Application (NMTC)
Enterprise Honolulu is part of a Community Development Entity that has submitted an application to be part of the NMTC program
Hospitality Hardware and Software Development
Development of Tourism Technology industry in Hawaii
Kaupini Advisory board
Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii (EDAH)
Enterprise Honolulu is part of EDAH together with the Maui Economic Development Board, Hawaii Island Economic Development Board and Kauai Economic Development Board.
Interisland Water Transportation System
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2011 Meeting, Honolulu Hawaii