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Business Outlook 2001
Growing an Economy

It is a self-nurturing activity among local businesses that is shaping up to be the state's economic story this year. As the year begins, that story is playing out against an increasingly uncertain regional backdrop as economic warning signs have begun emerging on the Mainland and in Asia, and some business leaders here express private concerns about a possible slowdown.

See our full report on Hawai'i's business outlook 2001.

Hawai'i business leaders predict what 2001 holds
Economists, state officials and others continue to predict moderate growth for Hawaii this year. Their projections, however, are muddied with countless complicating uncertainties.
Some experts sounding cautionary notes
When Hawai'i's economy hit bottom in 1998, few residents were aware of it. Economists were citing statistics indicating the state was ripe for a rebound, but surveys showed consumer confidence stayed low.
Tourism growth expected, but may not match 2000
In 2001, Hawaii tourism will be an odyssey led by the Mainland economy, the stock market and a man named Alan Greenspan.
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