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DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

East Hawai‘i: 25 Aupuni Street, Suite 1301, Hilo, HI 96720

(808) 961-8366 | Fax: (808) 935-1205

West Hawai‘i: 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Bldg C, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 323-4700

Email: chresdev@hawaiicounty.gov


DIRECTOR:  John De Fries

DEPUTY DIRECTOR: Donn S. Mende

DESCRIPTION: The mission of the department is to provide pro-active leadership, enhancing the quality of life, and sustainability of Hawai‘i Island communities through programs related to: agriculture, energy, tourism, economic development, community development, and film.


Department Program Areas

Agriculture

Business Resource Center

Energy

Film

Information Resources

Tourism

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