Office Of Economic Development


The OED works in partnership with the community, business and government sectors to:
  • Strengthen and diversify the economy by supporting existing businesses
  • Assisting in the attraction, development and expansion of new businesses and events that will in turn provide new jobs for our community.

FY 2022 Grant Forms

The new FY 2022 OED Grant Application and FY 2022 Grants Handbook are now available and accessible by clicking on the provided links below.  Please read the Grants Handbook carefully for instructions on applying.

FY2021 Molokai Farming Cost Reimbursement Grant Forms


10-Year Strategic Tourism Plan for Maui County

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is an in-depth analysis of the economic challenges and opportunities for Maui County. Usually conducted every 5 years, the purpose of the CEDS is to create a locally-based strategy for economic development and create an environment for economic prosperity and resilience. The Economic Development Administration (EDA) and other Federal funding for projects, as well as some State and County funding, is informed by the CEDS and uses it as a criterion for decision making. The Maui County CEDS was coordinated by the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), with funding provided by the Maui County Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. A Strategy Committee was formed to develop, guide, and review the CEDS process, composed of representatives from major stakeholders in the community, including local government, business, industry, finance, agriculture, organized labor, utilities, education, community organizations, public health agencies, minorities and women. 
A PDF version of the CEDS can be viewed and downloaded at the link below.

Energy Options Analysis Study

In May of 2015, the Mayor's Office of Economic Development issued an RFP for an options analysis of the alternate forms of ownership and the alternative utility business models for Maui County's electric utility company. After evaluations and screenings, C.H. Guernsey & Company was chosen to do a high-level, big-picture study for the County of Maui on what path we might pursue in this period of a changing electric utility environment. The contract to Guernsey was for $71,000. The final report can be viewed at the link below.

Made in Maui County Festival 

                     Made in Maui Festival Stamp

For more information on the Made in Maui County Festival please visit our website at:

Made in Maui County Festival WebsiteMade in Maui County Festival WebsiteChina Visitor Event Flyer