Over 1400 jobs have been created in Hawaii from federal stimulus money, good news for Hawaii and good news that the money is being put in the right place.  The majority of the jobs that have been created in Hawaii have been state jobs.  Money is also being used to stop job losses in Hawaii’s government, helping with budget cuts.

Much of the money earmarked for Hawaii is expected to create jobs indirectly, through projects like roads, highways and bridges, housing improvements and affordable housing.  On Oahu the rail transit system will create a number of jobs when it gets underway.

All in all the federal funds being used in Hawaii are making a difference, positive news in a shaky economy.