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Economy will rely more on construction in 2014, expert says

The state's growth is forecast to remain healthy as tourism's hot streak cools off

By Alan Yonan Jr.

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 08, 2013

~~<p>Hawaii's economy will continue to expand at a healthy clip over the next few years, but the sources of growth will shift, with the construction industry playing a larger role, a University of Hawaii economist said Thursday in an address to business leaders.</p>
<p>Growth in the visitor industry will ease from 2012 but will still be strong enough to set records for arrivals and spending this year, Jack Suyderhoud said at the First Hawaiian Bank Business Outlook Forum, held at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.</p>
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Hawaii's economy will continue to expand at a healthy clip over the next few years, but the sources of growth will shift, with the construction industry playing a larger role, a University of Hawaii economist said Thursday in an address to business leaders.

Growth in the visitor industry will ease from 2012 but will still be strong enough to set records for arrivals and spending this year, Jack Suyderhoud said at the First Hawaiian Bank Business Outlook Forum, held at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Login for more...



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