Hawaii is a place of opportunity where people can start a new business from scratch with little resources and, through hard work and focus, can build a successful business, buy homes, and raise families. We are 80% small business, family-owned enterprises that started as a simple dream and became the engine of our economy today.
We cherish our mom-and-pop stores with their friendly neighborhood feeling. They have an important place in our communities and towns. From these smallest stores to the largest business conglomerates, our lives are enriched by what they provide for us.
It is, therefore, important to do whatever we can to maintain a robust business climate with more opportunities for success.