Chamber of Commerce

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
How Would Hawai‘i’s Economy Survive without the Military?

 

There’s a pitched war of words over a plan to downsize troops at two U.S. Army bases on Oahu, Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter. The Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i is leading the charge for those opposed to the cuts, citing an enormous impact to Hawai‘i’s economy in both revenues and in military/civilian jobs. Those in favor of the downsizing believe it will relieve some of Hawai‘i’s traffic and housing woes. Malia Mattoch moderates this discussion.