Facing Slow Recovery, Chamber of Commerce Advocates for Economic Diversification on Hawaii Island

May 21, 2019

Telescopes atop Mauna Kea. The astronomy industry is currently worth around $28 million and contributes more than 800 jobs to the Hawaii Island economy according to the Chamber of Commerce.
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Hawaii Island took an economic hit following last year’s natural disasters, and the recovery has been a slow one. Miles Yoshioka is the Executive Officer of the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce. In a recent op-ed he made the case for increasing the Big Island’s economic resilience by expanding the astronomy industry.

Miles Yoshioka spoke with HPR's Ryan Finnerty for The Converation.