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Financing issues often complicate public-private partnerships in Hawaii

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2012
                                The state developed the initial phase of a project to build the UH West Oahu campus, which opened in 2012, after a P3 deal reached in 2005 with a Texas-based development firm fell apart.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2012

    The state developed the initial phase of a project to build the UH West Oahu campus, which opened in 2012, after a P3 deal reached in 2005 with a Texas-based development firm fell apart.

  • JAMM AQUINO / APRIL 2019
                                The state picked Honey Bee USA Inc. to develop and repair facilities at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor in 2009, but the developer subsequently defaulted on rent.

    JAMM AQUINO / APRIL 2019

    The state picked Honey Bee USA Inc. to develop and repair facilities at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor in 2009, but the developer subsequently defaulted on rent.

Several state agencies in Hawaii have statutory power to engage in public-private partnerships, and results often haven’t been what was expected. Read more

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