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The Information Resources Program collects, maintains and disseminates statistical, reference, and program information to County and State agencies, and the general public.

Data and Statistics Assistance

For help finding data and statistics, please contact the Hawai‘i Business Resource Library

Telephone Number: (808) 875-5990

Email Address: Library@hisbdc.org

The Hawai‘i Business Resource Library compiles secondary or published research only. Primary research such as surveying and studies and interpretation of data such as trends and predictions are not in the scope of service provided.

County and State Data

Maps

 

 

Through the Hawaii Statwide GIS Program, DBEDT provides an interactive map of U.S. Census 2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates data by Census Tracts. Data includes: resident population, median household and family income, persons and families below poverty level, civilian unemployment rate, educational attainment, foreign born data, and median value of owner occupied housing units. Census Tract Data Map

DBEDT Reference Maps (Based on 2010 Census Geography). The DBEDT maps are a joint project between the Hawaii State Data Center and the DBEDT Office of Planning - Hawaii State GIS Program. These maps display census geographic boundaries and the geographic distribution of selected census data.

Agriculture Mapping Tool

Ag Site Assessment Tool

The Ag Site Assessment Tool (AgSite) is designed by University of Missouri Extension as an educational tool that generates a report on the physical, cultural and environmental characteristics of a selected parcel of land and its surroundings.

This is a free and easy to use mapping program that generates a report with the following data layers: Soils, streams, wetlands and ponds, watersheds, floodplains, Karst geology, nearby communities, legal description, threatened and endangered species, and aerial photography.

Economic Forecasts

  • The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism produces projections for the State and counties of Hawaii Population and Economic Projections for The State of Hawaii to 2040
  • First Hawaiian Bank provides economic forecasts for the state and each county.
  • Read the most recent forecast for Hawaii County: Hawaii Island Edition 2015-2016. Find all forecasts at First Hawaiian Bank Economic Forecasts
  • The Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District, commonly known as the Beige Book, is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions its District through reports from banks and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this inforatmion by District and sector.

U.S. Census County Business Patterns

Census Explorer Retail Edition: County Business Patterns includes statistics on retail trade in America, including the growing online market. Explore the number of business establishments, employment and average annual payroll for every county in the U.S. for retail as a whole, as well as online retailers, online auctions, and mail order businesses.

U.S. Cluster Mapping Project

The  Region Dashboard provides data on the economic performance and cluster composition of the local economy. Hawaii County Region Dashboard

Source: U.S. Cluster Mapping (http://clustermapping.us), Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School. Copyright © 2014 President and Fellows of Harvard College. All rights reserved. Research funded in part by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.