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Expand or Relocate to Hawaii

Hawaii Business Data

Relocate or Expand to Hawaii

HI business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of local communities

Business Data for Hawaii


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 3/6/2018. All other data updated on 11/13/2017. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
Corporate Income Tax
Graduated: 4.4 % of income up to $25,000; 5.4% of income up to $100,000; 6.4% of income over $100,000.

Sales Tax
0.5% excise tax for manufacturers, wholesalers, processors, millers, refiners, packer and canners. 4% for all other entities.

Property Tax
No personal property tax. Real property tax varies by region: Honolulu at $12.40 per $1,000 of assessed value; Maui: $6.25 per $1,000; Hawaii: $9.10 per $1,000 and Kauai: $7.90 per $1,000

Leading Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
37% Food and kindred products
13% Printing and publishing
8% Miscellaneous manufacturing industries
7% Apparel and other textile products
5% Fabricated metal products

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
Maui Divers Of Hawaii Ltd. (Honolulu) - 500
Honolulu Cookie Co. (Honolulu) - 500
Oahu Publications, Inc. (Honolulu) - 495
Ke'aki Technologies (Honolulu) - 400
Island Energy Services, LLC (Kapolei) - 350
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Honolulu - 23,278
Hawaii - 3,337
Maui - 2,066
Kauai - 720

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Honolulu - 15,209
Kapolei - 3,004
Waipahu - 1,823
Aiea - 1,718
Hilo - 960

Mfg. Related Business Incentives
• No state tax on inventories, furniture, equipment or machinery
• Credit against taxes paid on the purchase of capital goods, machinery, and equipment
• No state tax on exported goods or services
• Hi Tech Hawaii Tax Incentives Program
• Hawaii Enterprise Zones Program
• Hawaii Foreign Trade Zones Program
• Hawaii Strategic Development Program (HSDP) Venture Capital Funds
• Small Business Innovation Grants
• Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Business Loan Program
• Agricultural Loan Programs

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