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Better oversight needed for NELHA


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 18, 2012

~~<p>There's nothing like shining a bright spotlight on an insular, dysfunctional operation to suddenly kickstart activity into overdrive.</p>
<p>Less than two weeks after a scathing state auditor's report found a host of problems with the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority in Kona, a new report commissioned by NELHA is touting the economic virtues of the beleaguered operation. The 32 tenants at NELHA's tech park spent $81 million in 2010, some $50 million of which stayed in Hawaii, said the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization on Wednesday, and the ripple effect of that spending meant $4.5 million in tax revenue and 583 jobs.</p>
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There's nothing like shining a bright spotlight on an insular, dysfunctional operation to suddenly kickstart activity into overdrive.

Less than two weeks after a scathing state auditor's report found a host of problems with the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority in Kona, a new report commissioned by NELHA is touting the economic virtues of the beleaguered operation. The 32 tenants at NELHA's tech park spent $81 million in 2010, some $50 million of which stayed in Hawaii, said the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization on Wednesday, and the ripple effect of that spending meant $4.5 million in tax revenue and 583 jobs. Login for more...



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