COVID-19 is changing how our kama’aina live and work in the islands.
The Plan will consist of three components which will run concurrently:
Identify and address critical economic and community impacts, including the allocation of State and local funding to mitigate the collapse of key economic sectors. Also, provide direct economic relief to individuals to avoid homelessness, hunger and sickness.
Identify and support economic and community development activities which provide recovery, job growth and capital investment in the economy. Chart a course of careful re-entry into the workforce, balancing the needs of public health and economic recovery.
Re-evaluate Hawaii’s economy to meet the new normal and desired future for Hawaii. Identify and invest in systemic changes in the economy and society that further economic diversification, environmental preservation, and Hawaii’s values and way of life.
As of May 2020, hotels, shopping malls, airlines, restaurants, retailers, service professionals, nonprofits, and a wide variety of businesses have significantly reduced or shut down operations. We are currently working towards a plan to future proof a more resilient future for our community across a variety of industries.