From new housing developments to ongoing governmental programs, SMS Hawai'i specializes in conducting comprehensive impact assessments and studies. As a full-service, independently owned research firm in Honolulu, SMS offers extensive market research capabilities, a multidisciplinary team with advanced academic and business expertise, and deep local knowledge of Hawai’i’s government and culture. Clients turn to us when they need studies that will generate real insights, build credibility and trust, and help businesses flourish in a time of change.
SMS Hawai'i conducts a wide variety of socioeconomic studies and impact assessments. These include:
An EIS identifies the economic contribution that an organization, new project, or development makes to the community. These assessments take into account not only direct impact, such as employment base, payroll, and other resources directly invested in the community, but also indirect impacts, including the economic benefits of local services and supply chain activity, as well as induced impact, or the economic activity generated by employees.
SIAs identify and assess how major developments and programs might affect different populations, groups, and settlements. SMS Hawaii has more than 30 years of experience working on SIAs and navigating the governmental approval process and local project management requirements. We frequently conduct these assessments in conjunction with Environmental Impact Studies for the State of Hawaii. Areas of our expertise include SIAs for:
SMS Hawai'i has more than 50 years of experience gathering data and assessing tourism in Hawaii and across the Pacific Rim. We collect both quantitative and qualitative data to identify trends, assess tourism impacts and benefits, and establish performance measurements and benchmarks to understand an industry in flux.
We are also at the forefront of studies to support destination management programs, gathering insights and data from a variety of stakeholders to guide responsible tourism practices now and in the future.
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> Guam Housing Study & Needs Assessment
> Hawai'i Housing Planning Study
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