Report shows UH Manoa is an integral part of Hawaiʻi's economy

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dr. Kimberly Burnett, (808) 956-2325
University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization
Posted: Mar 12, 2009

UH Manoa is an integral part of Hawaiʻi's economy. Along with its role in educating citizens and conducting cutting edge research, the state's flagship campus generates significant economic activity for the state of Hawaiʻi.

Last fiscal year the Manoa campus and related entities spent $1.1 billion in the local economy, creating 21,000 jobs. UHM's total direct and indirect economic impact to the state was $1.9 billion, $950 million of which was paid as wages to local residents.

In 2007 UHM received $299 million in state funds and was able to generate an additional $800 million in spending in the local economy. Every dollar the state invests in UH Manoa generates $5.34 in spending here in Hawaiʻi.

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UHERO's Economic Information Service is a community-sponsored research program of the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa. The EIS provides the Hawaii community with information on economic, demographic, and business trends in the State and the Asia-Pacific region. Summaries and analyses are disseminated through forecast reports, public fora, and regular forecast updates. UHERO develops and maintains high-frequency industry level statistical models of Hawaiʻi, its four counties and key external economies to support rigorous forecasting exercises.

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