UHERO is a one-stop shop for local data and research. UHERO’s unique Data Portal provides access to the most up to date information on the state’s visitor industry, income, employment, and other crucial indicators of Hawai‘i's economy.

UHERO’s reach into Hawai‘i's community is far and wide. UHERO’s forecasts and research are cited roughly every three days in the local, national and international press.

UHERO faculty and research fellows appear on local television weekly, and speak at several community or business forum each month.

UHERO faculty and research fellows make several trips to the State Legislature each session to inform policymakers of trends and changes in the state economy.

Over the past five years, UHERO has supported thirteen full time (20 hours) graduate assistants and several hourly graduate and undergraduate assistants.

Over the past five years, UHERO faculty and research fellows have served as PIs on forty-one funded projects resulting in almost $1.8 million in funding ($1.58 million in extramural funds).

UHERO faculty and fellows conduct frontier research on Hawai‘i's People, Economy, and Environment. Visit our Research page for more information.

To be an internationally recognized leader in independent scholarly economic analysis that is both globally relevant and central to the challenges facing Hawaii and the Asia Pacific region.


The Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a program of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

This web site provides general information about the Hawai'i SBDC and other resource partners. The information contained in this website is not necessarily complete and does not constitute a contract. Information is subject to change at any given moment without prior notice and at the Hawai‘i SBDC's discretion. 

The Hawai‘i SBDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hawai‘i SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for individuals with limited English proficiency as well as reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities.