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Past Economic Development Studies

Reports and other materials exploring economic development opportunities relevant to Ka`u
Hawai`i County Food Self Sufficiency Baseline 2012
2010 County of Hawaiʻi Agricultural Development Plan
Prepared in December 2009 for County of Hawaiʻi Research and Development Dept. by The Kohala Center
2010 Rural Economic Development Report
Prepared in October 2010 by SMS Research & Marketing Services, Inc. commissioned by Hawaiʻi Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism Office of Planning
2007 Hawaiʻi Beef Industry Strategic Plan
A strategic plan to sustain ranching communities in Hawaiʻi approved at the annual Hawaiʻi Cattlemen's Council, Inc. Convention in November 2007.
File PDF document 2006 Report on Biodiesel Crop Implementation in Hawai`i
Prepared by the Hawai`i Agriculture Research Center for the the State of Hawai`i Department of Agriculture in September 2006
File PDF document 2006 Hawai`i Biofuels Summit Technical Synopsis
Prepared by the Rocky Mountain Institute for the State of Hawai`i Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism in September 2006
File PDF document 2002 Feasibility Report for the Creation of a Food Processing and Visitor Center in the Ka`u District of the County of Hawai`i
January 2002 report Prepared by Okamoto Consulting Group, Inc. for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
File PDF document 2001 CBED Plan for the Rural District of Ka`u
Prepared and submitted by Luciano Minerbi, AICP, in June 2001 as part of Rural Business Opportunity Grant Application
File PDF document 2000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant Application
Prepared in June 2000 by the State of Hawai`i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Office of Community Services, for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development
File PDF document 2000 Study of Economic Development in the District of Ka'u
Prepared by the Ocean View Community Development Corporation in June 2000
File PDF document 1998 Economic Development Plan for the District of Ka`u
Prepared by Decision Analysts Hawaii in July 1998
File PDF document 1998 Exploration of Eco-Tourism in Punalu‘u
A report prepared by a group of graduate students from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa School of Social Work in the Fall of 1998
File PDF document 1996 Hilo-Kaʻu Region: Economic Environment and Resources
Prepared by Pacific Business Insights, Inc. for the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.
1988 Prosperity Through Preservation in the Great and Majestic District of Kaʻū
Written and published by Nā'ālehu cowboy Glen Winterbottom in 1988
File PDF document 1979 Analysis of Economic Elements for the Ka`u Community Development Plan
Prepared by Daly & Associates for the County of Hawai`i in February 1979

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