A look at TMT’s potential economic impact on Hawaii’s Island economy

//A look at TMT’s potential economic impact on Hawaii’s Island economy

Many people don’t know that the astronomy sector began 50 years ago in Hawaii as a direct result of the 1960 tsunami. It devastated Hawaii Island and local business leaders were looking for a way to revitalize the economy. Hawaii Island is again struggling today following the devastating Kilauea eruptions and storms of 2018 and some believe that TMT and other observatories will become key players in contributing to Hawaii Island’s economy.

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