Dashboard, one of the latest technology tools that takes raw data and transforms it into easy to understand and visually appealing information, is now available via the county website.
The dashboard initiative is a partnership between OED and the University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization (UHERO).
“Although all of the information is available through different sources on the internet, the Kaua‘i Economic Dashboard provides a one-stop site for up-to-date information on major Kaua‘i-specific economic indicators. It’s designed to help our residents and businesses easily access the data they need to create business plans, economic reports, research papers, etc.,” said OED Director George Costa.
The statistics that can be found on the county’s dashboard pages cover the visitor industry, employment and unemployment, personal income and construction. In addition, there are summaries of major economic indicators and the county’s revenues and expenditures.
Each page features rotating graphical and tabular displays of key indicators, and allows users to hover over individual indicators for more detailed analysis, change the date range as desired, as well as to import the data into an Excel spreadsheet.
“I encourage existing and potential businesses and residents to utilize this exciting new technology tool and give us feedback on it,” said Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. “We welcome comments from the community on this initiative, including suggestions on valuable data to add to the dashboard.”
Kaua‘i County is the first county in the state to offer this tool on its website.
For more information about the Kaua‘i Economic Dashboard, please contact Nalani Brun at 241-4946 or firstname.lastname@example.org.