Today Maui is home to some of the best-known technology companies – Boeing Company, First Wind, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii (RCUH) – as well as award-winning local businesses such as the Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company (HC&S), and innovative start-ups gaining national recognition.
Businesses are attracted by Maui County’s unique advantages including:
- Some of the nation’s most competitive high-technology tax incentives
- A mid-Pacific location that offers overlapping business hours and easy access to markets in Asia and the Pacific Rim nations as well as the continental U.S.
- Foreign trade zone facilities at the 400-acre Maui Research and Technology Park
- Port facilities that offer easy access to global markets
- Enterprise Zone partnerships that assist certain types of businesses to create jobs where they are most needed or appropriate.
The county’s leading businesses include:
- Astronomy / Optics / Space Technology
- Agricultural Biotechnology
- Clean Technology
- Health Technology
- Information Technology