Our Priorities

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Teaching our Keiki

Hawai‘i’s Blueprint for Public Education focuses on 21st century skills. Our innovation economy depends on a well-educated workforce.

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The Road To Home

To provide housing for Hawai‘i over the next several years, the state housing agencies will continue to leverage state funds and reduce regulatory barriers to increase the inventory of affordable housing.

Hawaii Coast

Preserving our ʻĀina

The Sustainable Hawai‘i Initiative focuses on protecting our waters, preserving our land and increasing food production for our communities.

Stay in the loop with Governor Ige



David Ige

Governor David Y. Ige was sworn in as the eighth governor of the State of Hawai‘i on December 1, 2014. He became the fourth native-born Governor of Hawai‘i and first governor in the United States of America of Okinawan descent.

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‪Honored to meet the Hawaii Red Cross heroes. Mahalo for all that you do to respond to disasters, support our military, teach lifesaving skills, and provide fundraising and office support. You are invaluable to our community – we are so lucky to have you as our real-life superheroes.‬ #HiGov ... See MoreSee Less

REMINDER: Open application period closes on Thursday, March 29th. Applications received during this period will be considered for #preschool participation during July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Please SHARE to inform friends and families. For more information click: bit.ly/2GwWLLt #HIGov ... See MoreSee Less

The Global Teacher Award announcement is tomorrow. Please join me and wish teacher, Glenn Lee, good luck. We are keeping our 🤞 ... See MoreSee Less

The answer is a Rubik’s cube of complexity that depends on timing, community need, available land, infrastructure, and the financing a developer can secure. Craig Hirai, director of the Hawaiʻi Housing Financing and Development Corporation said his agency looks for ways to maximize financing tools and leverage state funds to achieve the right mix of affordable and market-rate units. The Hawai‘i Community Development Authority also requires developments in areas such as Kaka‘ako to include a certain number of affordable or “reserved” units. More on housing: bit.ly/2FC7Ayk
#HiGov #CapitolConnection State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism
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Over 5 million American in the U.S. (an estimated 22,619 people in Hawaiʻi) have a developmental disability. Every person has the capacity to learn and the potential to contribute to society and Hawaiʻi saw an increase of 715 jobs for the disabled from 2015-2016.

All individuals have the right to be treated with respect and dignity that is why I have declared March Developmental Disabilities Month. I ask the citizen of the Aloha State to look beyond a person’s disability and see him or her as a person, not just a person with a disability. #SeeMeForMe
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