In 2004, the Office of Economic Development, in partnership with the Kaua'i
Economic Development Board and the Office of State Planning, spearheaded a
community-based effort to create an economic development plan for the next ten
years. The plan focused on diversifying our economy beyond tourism, while also
playing to the strengths of our tourism-based economy and the values our
community has embraced through the County's General Plan Update of 2000.
This document also serves as our Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
(CEDS) for the purpose of accessing grant funding through the U.S. Department of
Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA).
Funding to create this plan was provided by EDA and the County of