It is very important that you do your research before making the move to Hawaii. We have a host of wonderful things to offer. Our #1 industry in Tourism, #2 is the Military and #3 is the combined industry of Small Businesses.
This means there is great opportunity for the creation of small businesses. Many of our small businesses are very creative and profitable. Hawaii is working very hard to create, "Made in Hawaii" as brand of respect.
Right now, about 90+% of our food is imported to the island. The more food and for that matter, manufacturing & services we can produce on our own, the better it is for the Hawaii Economy. Food is important here but I see great opportunities in technology and third party support (for example ...telemarketing), companies as well.