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A discussion about the metrics being used to measure economic recovery.

Honolulu Civil Beat is hosting a three-part event series, supported in part by a grant from the Hawaii Community Foundation, on the impact COVID-19 has had on the businesses, industries and workers powering Hawaii’s economy.

This discussion will be about what data — in metrics that we are familiar with and other creative ones — can tell us about how COVID-19 has impacted Hawaii’s economy thus far and will continue to impact it in the future. Learn which areas of the economy have taken the hardest hit and the role that data can play in recovery.


Yoohyun Jung, Data Reporter, Civil Beat


Kendrick Leong, Research Specialist, Hawaii Data Collaborative

Carl Bonham, Executive Director and Professor of Economics, UHERO

Peter Fuleky, Research Economist and Associate Professor of Economics, UHERO

This online conversation will be guided in large part by questions from attendees, and we encourage you to submit your questions in advance.

This session will be recorded and sent to everyone who registers, including those who cannot make it live.

Other events related to this series:

Reopening The Economy And Reimagining Tourism

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2-3:30 p.m.

The panel will discuss reopening the economy and how tourism might need to change. Hosted by Civil Beat business reporter Stewart Yerton. Featuring panelists Paul Kosasa, CEO of ABC Stores, Sherry Menor-McNamara, CEO of Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, and Ben Rafter, President and CEO of Springboard Hospitality.

This event has passed, read about it and watch the recap here.

Making It Or Not

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

We will hear from people whose lives have been altered by the economic crisis. A discussion with Civil Beat reporters Marcel Honore and Brittany Lyte, featuring Peter Yee of Hawaii Unemployment Updates and Support Group on Facebook and Christopher Cy, the owner of Breadshop.

By registering for this event, you’ll receive a subscription to Civil Beat’s free e-newsletter, the Morning Beat. And don’t worry, we hate spam too! You can unsubscribe any time by clicking the link at the bottom of each email.

For event sponsorship opportunities contact Ben Nishimoto, Director of Philanthropy, at bnishimoto@civilbeat.org.

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