Final Report (PDF)
Hawaii’s construction industry is a major provider of jobs for island families and revenue for the state. HIPA, in coordination with the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and Pacific Resource Partnership, conducted research and analysis on labor demands that large upcoming military construction projects will have on Hawaii’s construction industry. Additionally, HIPA’s efforts included assessment of other workforce, health, socioeconomic and housing impacts of increased demand and importation of construction labor to Hawaii. The growing demand for skilled construction workers was described in the Hawaii Construction Workforce Action Plan publication.