HSDC’s mission is economic development: to establish programs to stimulate private capital investment in Hawaii toward investments that promote the welfare of citizens in this State, economic growth, employment, and economic diversification.

HSDC uses public funds to provide incentives to private investment activity, by co- investing public funds in private financial organizations to increase the impact of the public investment while utilizing the investment acumen of the private sector, and by using public funds to reduce the risks of private investments.  When providing financial assistance, HSDC makes provisions for the recovery of its expenditures, as far as possible.