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Hawaii Wants To Form A Defense Industry ‘Alliance’ For Local Businesses

The state hopes this alliance can leverage Pentagon spending to diversify Hawaii’s economy.

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Source: Kevin Knodell, Honolulu Civil Beat
Hawaii Wants To Form A Defense Industry ‘Alliance’ For Local Businesses

Hawaii officials want to form a new organization to get more local businesses in on lucrative defense contracts — and to find ways to use military money to grow other sectors of the state’s economy. Among the challenges the alliance would plan for is a potential decrease in military spending. 

The plan is based on analysis by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism of the defense sector funded by a grant from the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation.

View Full Article: https://www.civilbeat.org/2021/02/hawaii-wants-to-form-a-defense-industry-alliance-for-local-businesses/