After the Maui Wildfires: Hawaii’s Economic Outlook

October 4, 2023 @ 11 am - 12 pm

Major wildfires on Maui have left a tight-knit business community shaken. How will this summer’s events affect tourism and the economy in Maui County? What does this mean for Hawaii’s overall short and long-term outlook? Join ProService and UHERO’s Dr. Carl Bonham to find out.

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Tourism has always played a critical driver in Hawaii’s overall economy but its role is more pronounced on Maui where 51% of jobs fall into sectors directly associated with tourism. Amid wildfire tragedy, what can local employers expect in the months and years to come? Join ProService and UHERO experts to find out.

Our Panelists:

Carl Bonham

Dr. Carl Bonham, Executive Director, University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO)


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Moderated by Jena Andres, Director of Brand & Client Marketing, ProService Hawaii

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Dr. Carl Bonham, Executive Director, UHERO

Dr. Carl Bonham was a founding member of UHERO in 1997 and currently serves as  UHERO’s Executive Director and Professor of Economics. Carl’s research interests include macroeconomics, applied econometrics and forecasting, tourism economics, and the Hawai`i economy. His current research focuses on mixed frequency models for nowcasting inputs for UHERO’s quarterly Hawaii Forecasting System. Recent publications include, “Forecasting in a Mixed Up World: Nowcasting Hawaii Tourism”, with Ashley Hirashima, James Jones, and Peter Fuleky in the Annals of Tourism Research, and “A Policy Analysis of Hawaii’s Solar Tax Credit” with Makena Coffman, Sherilyn Wee and Germaine Salim in Renewable Energy. Dr. Bonham is a member of the State of Hawaii Council on Revenues, and the House Select Committee on Covid-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness.

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Up Next:  Mental Health in Hawaii's Workplaces                        

October 10, 2023 @ 11 am       

October 10th is World Mental Health Day, and we'd like to honor this day by facilitating a discussion with HMSA and UHERO. Join ProService and our partners to learn about the state of mental health in Hawaii and the practical ways employers can support employees and their mental health at work.

About ProService Hawaii

Since 1994, ProService Hawaii has helped employers hire, manage, and grow their teams with bundled solutions for payroll, benefits, HR administration, compliance, and advice. Serving over 2,500 clients, ProService Hawaii has five offices on four islands and is committed to making it easier to be a Hawaii employer. ProService Hawaii is repeatedly recognized as one of Hawaii’s Top 250 Employers and Best Places to Work. To learn more, visit www.proservice.com or call us at (808) 427-4032 for a free 15-minute HR consultation.