Kauai Economic Development Board (KEDB)

Aloha! Founded in 1984, the Kaua‘i Economic Development Board (KEDB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, member-based organization. KEDB's members include a variety of Kaua‘i businesses, community organizations, legislators, and government officials. KEDB is improving the quality of life in the County of Kaua‘i from Haena to Barking Sands and PMRF every day by:


Developing Partnerships to diversify the economy


Initiating Efforts To Educate Local Youth
so they can succeed in the global marketplace.


Nurturing Key Economic Clusters
Including: Food & Agriculture, Health & Wellness, Sports & Recreation, Arts & Culture, High Technology and Renewable Energy.

In this way, KEDB comprehensively addresses the island's economic issues from assisting businesses with creating new jobs on Kaua‘i to facilitating Kaua‘i job and career opportunities for local students, to promoting affordable housing, and more. KEDB is a proven leader in doing what needs to be done to advance a strong, sustainable economy on Kauai. Managed by a corps of committed, skilled staff and volunteers, KEDB's important work is funded by generous member investors, like you.

Kaua‘i Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 2005-2015 Plan

Kauai Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 2005-2015 Plan

KEDB Has Also Partnered With The County Of Kaua‘i Office Of Economic Development To Create And Regularly Update The Kaua‘i Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 2005-2015 Plan. Prepared Under An Award From The U.S. Department Of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA Award No. 07 69 06172), This Report Serves As A Roadmap For Kaua‘i To Improve Its Economy Via Economic Diversification, Economic Self-Sufficiency, And Economic Opportunity For All. Mahalo To All The Individuals From The Business, Government, And Other Communities On Kaua‘i For Their Input And Guidance In This Process.

Click On The CEDS Plan To See The Full Version Of This Report.

Kauai Made Program

kauai_logo180The Kaua‘i Made Program Was Created By The County Of Kaua‘i To Officially Represent The Products Made On Kaua‘i, By Kaua‘i People, Using Kaua‘i Materials. This Branding Program Encourages, Promotes And Markets Local Products That Range From Food And Agricultural Products, Distinctive Art And Jewelry, Hawaiian Heritage Products To Local Crafts, Music, Apparel, Gifts And More. Visit Their Website At KauaiMade.net For More Information On The Types Of Kaua‘i Made Products Available, Their Product Makers, And The Retailers Who Carry Them. Discover Kaua‘i‘s Unique Products And Visit The Kaua‘i Made Product Makers And Retailers – From Princeville To Po‘ipu, Kapa‘a To Koke‘e, Wainiha To Waimea.