“There’s No Such Thing as a Temporary Shut Down.”

$85 Million dollars – gone. and 950 jobs – impacted.

“Why do we need to shut down an industry to study it, when you can just go STUDY IT?” Dr. Paul Brewbaker posed this question today to the Maui County Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Brewbaker is the Principal of TZ Economics and former Chief Economist for Bank of Hawaii. Read the full article which is a great overview of the economics and reality if Maui County fails to Vote No on Novemeber 4th…

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IMG_7625$85 Million dollars – gone.  

950 jobs – impacted.

“Why do we need to shut down an industry to study it, when you can just go STUDY IT?”  Dr. Paul Brewbaker posed this question today to the Maui County Chamber of Commerce.  Dr. Brewbaker is the Principal of TZ Economics and former Chief Economist for Bank of Hawaii.  He gave a presentationabout the impact that the Maui voter initiative on Genetically Engineered Organisms would have on the County and State’s economy.

As business owners, the attendees of this event could readily understand the following statement from Dr. Brewbaker. “There’s no such thing as a temporary shut down.  You’re either in business, or you’re out of business.  You’re either the Sheraton Kaluakoi, or a weed patch.”  You can’t expect a business to stop following their business model for an unknown amount of time (according to the initiative, a minimum of…

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