Mission Statement

The Kaua`i Economic Development Board is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1984 by a group of business leaders who recognized the need to broaden and strengthen Kaua'i's economy. KEDB's mission is to improve the quality of life on Kaua`i by developing partnerships to diversify the economy, supporting industry clusters, and educating our youth and workforce to succeed in the global economy.

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Executive Committee

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Laurie Yoshida

Chairman

Corteva Agriscience

Fred Cowell

Vice Chair

Kaua'i Coffee Company

Leland Kahawai

Treasurer

First Hawaiian Bank

Patrick Ono

Secretary

Matson

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Sam Pratt

Director

Niu Pia Land Company, Ltd.

Sue Kanoho

Director

Kauaʻi Visitors Bureau

Jonathan Chun

At-Large Director

Belles Graham, LLP

Jason Bryant

At-Large Director

JGB Arms

Committee Chairs

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Ann Sokei

Education Committee Chair

Patrick Ono

Science & Technology Committee Chair

Fred Cowell

Food & Agriculture Committee Chair

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Sue Kanoho

Membership Committee Chair

Sam Pratt

Property Committee Chair

Leland Kahawai

Finance Committee Chair

Staff

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Jaclyn Kaina

Executive Director

 

Members

 

Executive Membership

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Marriott Resort Kauaʻi
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Grove Farm
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Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative

Associate Membership

Alexander & Baldwin
Aqua Engineers
Gay and Robinson
Hale Kauai
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Grand Hyatt Kauai
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Mokihana Insurance Agency
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Ulupono Initiative
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Wilcox Memorial Hospital
Kauai Shrimp
Global Ag Services

Ex-Officio's

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Hawaii Department of Education
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State of Hawaii
Kauai Visitors Bureau
Pacific Missile Range Facility
Hawaii Small Business Development Center
West Kauai Business & Professional Association

Become a Member