Hawai'i Business Research Center and Library (HBRL)

The Hawai‘i Business Research Center and Library (HBRL) provides specialized and customized business research assistance to small business owners, educators and public policy makers. In order to succeed, prosper and grow, small businesses, much like major corporations, need quick and easy access to a wide variety of business, economic, and demographic data.  The HBRL is uniquely dedicated and equipped to serve the business information needs of individuals, start-up companies, existing businesses, and out-of-state and international entrepreneurs and companies wishing to start, expand, or relocate a business to Hawai‘i.  

The Hawai‘i Business Research Center and Library is a multi-service, small business, reference and research center.  The researchers answer information requests in all areas of business.  The HBRL’s resources are enhanced by access to 400 online commercial databases covering all fields of research, including trade journals, business periodicals, and market research tools, providing current demographic estimates of standard or customized geographical areas.  The HBRL also annually publishes and maintains the Maui County Data Book for the  County of Maui.

The Hawai‘i Business Research Library has evolved from a traditional “repository” of printed materials to that of a Center for business research and analysis of economic trends. As the internet has made access to enormous volumes of data available to the average user, the role of the HBRL staff in validation of data, analysis and commentary becomes the high value-added service of HBRL.

Hawai‘i Business Research Center and Library

1300 North Holopono Street - Suite 213

Kīhei, HI 96753

Voice: (808) 875-5990(808) 875-5990

Fax: (808) 875-5989


Christine Pawliuk

Research Librarian


The Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center is a program of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

This web site provides general information about the Hawai'i SBDC and other resource partners. The information contained in this website is not necessarily complete and does not constitute a contract. The website may not reflect the most recent programs and offerings of the Hawai'i SBDC and other resource partners. The Hawai'i SBDC reserves the right, without prior notice, to change, delete, supplement, or otherwise amend at any time the information, requirements and policies contained in or implied by this website.