Growing Hawai‘i’s Creative Economy

Dec 30, 2014

Georja Skinner, Chief Officer of Creative Industries, whose job it is to help develop the business of the arts.
Credit noe tanigawa


   Latest available statistics show Hawai‘i’s creative industries now involve 48,170 entrepreneurs and small businesses around the state, accounting for 5.9 percent of jobs here.  That's just one percentage point below the construction industry in 2013.  Creative industries, which include art, design, culture, interactive and digital media, plus film and television, account for 4.5% of Hawai'i's total GDP, and the sector is experiencing double digit expansion.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers a look at this growing sector of the state economy.

Find out more about Hawai'i's Creative Industries Division of DBEDT.  Creative entrepreneurs may find resources through the state's Creative Lab programs.