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Hawaii State Business Resources

Many of those who have visited Hawaii claim it to be a paradise. Its natural beauty is undeniable and is much celebrated. The allure of the pristine beaches and untouched natural landscape make it one of the most coveted tourist destinations in the US. Unfortunately, this is not the case when it comes to business opportunities and startups.

There are several advantages to starting a business in Hawaii. One of them is the gorgeous location; the presence of the US military ensures its stability. It is also multi-cultural in terms of the local residents while the tourism industry brings in a diverse range of tourists from all over the world.

The downside to starting a business in Hawaii is the cost. Since the island is remote from the rest of the mainland US, the cost of acquisition of supplies will be at least 40% more expensive. Startup and maintenance of overhead expenses will be very expensive. In addition, the Hawaiian economy is very much the three-legged chair model: it depends on the tourism, real estate, and construction industries. If you are opening a business outside of that realm, there is a relatively slim possibility of success.

If you are keen to open a business in Hawaii, do take these factors into consideration. Make sure to study the location and the market for your business. For business insurance related info please refer to our more in depth article.

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Hawaii State and Local Insurance Information and Directory

At the request of our visitors we've included the below local insurance contacts for most cities in Hawaii. If you've ever been on the Road to Hana, you'd understand why it's so important to have auto insurance on the Hawaiian Islands. Maui, Oahu, and Kauai have no shortage of narrow, winding roads that pave the mountainous islands. We have made it easy to compare the rates of affordable car insurance policies offered by companies on the islands, for both locals and newcomers. While you can find cheap options if you opt for the minimum coverage options, the exact price you pay can vary depending on the island you live on. Compare low cost quotes today and stay protected in The Aloha State. For additional information on traffic laws or driving schools please navigate to your respective state using the map. And for manufactured home insurance, please refer to the respective article.

Government Contacts

When people think of Hawaii, they envision a tropical paradise that is an ideal tourist destination during the summer season. While that is true, this is only a partial glimpse of what the state has to offer. It is the latest to be incorporated as a state in the US; it officially became a state in August 1959.

Aside from being a tropical destination, it is also notable for the Japanese attack in 1941 that ignited the Second World War. Given its reputation as a tourism destination, this is the backbone of the state's economy. The tourism industry is also the biggest employer in the island.

The diverse natural landscapes of Hawaii range from beaches, to mountains, to dense natural rainforests. In terms of the business landscape, it is not considered the ideal choice for business startups. It is also ranked low among the 50 states when it comes to the short and long term fiscal stability.

There are unique challenges and opportunities to be aware of for those interested to start a business in Hawaii.

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