Leading-edge businesses

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: