Why Growing A Business In Hawaii Is Challenging

Katherine Nichols/Civil Beat

Honolulu Coffee Co. owner Ed Schultz talks about the challenges of doing business in Hawaii — and how it makes everything more expensive for the consumer.

Since he bought the company in early 2008, the 34-year-old has supplemented his six stores in Hawaii with a location in Guam (and a second opening in July), and is in the process of completing construction on a new 6,000-square-foot warehouse, training center, roasting facility and bakery on Sand Island. He employs 83 people.

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