Gary Baldwin, Chair & CEO of KEDB: "We have 46,000 square miles of unencroachable airspace and ocean around Kauai.
Products include silicon carbide susceptor rings for wafer fabrication; ceramic tubes; ceramic mirrors and the PDX 2000, a portable digital X-ray unit Trend is clear, says Baldwin
.Companies start small, with two-three man field office; quickly recognize sales opportunity/customer base here (PMRF, Pearl Harbor, CINCPAC, significant bases/assets/presence of every major military service - Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force); find Hawaii a good place to do business, start adding more people, space.In 24 months, Trex
up to 18 employees; Solipsys 12; DSR
started with one, few months later had 8 (and expanding to Oahu).Steadily adds up.Best of all, over 95% of hires are local hires, per Baldwin
- people born here, or who've been here 10-20 years, or locals working on Mainland snagged by "Kama'aina Come Home" pitch..KEDB
aggressive in setting up workforce training/science and tech ed programs at every level - - grade school, high school, college.
...More Info: Gary Baldwin, KEDB, 808-245-6692, www.kedb.com