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Housing push would boost state’s economy, expert says

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    Carl Bonham:

    The UHERO executive director says the state and the counties need to rethink how they regulate development

If Hawaii were to spur the development of 33,000 additional new homes between now and 2025 to address the state’s housing shortage, that extra economic activity would increase the number of construction jobs by 13 percent and boost the gross state product by more than 0.5 percent, according to a University of Hawaii economist. Read more

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