H.C.R. NO.









designating the city of kapolei as the E-COMMERCE city of O`ahu.



WHEREAS, in 1977, the state and city government declared Kapolei as the "Second City" of O`ahu; and

WHEREAS, the planned city of Kapolei was designed to take businesses into the information age; and

WHEREAS, the Kapolei area encompasses the State's largest industrial park and a new business park; and

WHEREAS, the business park shares the city's globally-connected telecommunications infrastructure and is geared to accommodate light industry, wholesalers, warehouse and distribution centers, data processing, research and development, integrated systems networks, internet exchanges, data centers, switching stations, and telecom companies; and

WHEREAS, Kapolei is totally wired to support technology companies users, providers, and support facilities call centers, and other global businesses; and

WHEREAS, the 11.5-acre Kapolei teleport sits astride seven trans-Pacific fiber optic cables, producing two hundred gigabits per second of transmission capacity, and with more cable landings planned to push this up to ten terabits per seconds; and

WHEREAS, Kapolei also houses a number of satellite earth stations whose unique viewing site allows its satellite earth stations to see Asian satellites invisible to the mainland as well as North American satellites invisible to Asia, providing the world with an exclusive overlap capacity to both continents; and

WHEREAS, the James Campbell Industrial Park is a designated Foreign Trade Zone and Kapolei itself is designated a State Enterprise Zone, which enables eligible businesses to take advantage of state and county tax exemptions and income tax credits; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Twenty-first Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2002, the Senate concurring, that Kapolei is recognized as "The E-Commerce City of O`ahu"; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu.






Report Title:

Kapolei, the wired city of O`ahu