STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1324

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   H.C.R. No. 198

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Water & Land, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 198 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO PRIORITIZE THE DEVELOPMENT OF KAPOLEI INTO A JOB CENTER IN SUPPORT OF THE STATE AND THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU'S POLICIES TO DEVELOP KAPOLEI INTO OAHU'S "SECONDARY URBAN CENTER","

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism and attached agencies to prioritize the development of Kapolei into a job center in support of the State's and the City and County of Honolulu's policies to develop Kapolei into Oahu's "Secondary Urban Center" by, among other things:

 

(1)  Setting goals and developing a strategy and implementation plan to steer economic development to Kapolei; and

 

(2)  Working with businesses and business groups to determine a program of incentives that will effectively encourage more companies to locate or relocate to Kapolei.

 

     The Office of Planning and the Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii supported this measure.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water & Land that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 198 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,

 

 

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair