Corporations: Looking to the Mainland

After 98 years and three guiding generations in Hawaii, the Dillinghams rank as one of Hawaii's most powerful families. They have established themselves as leaders of society and top island boosters, put together a $150 million business network that includes land, barges, railroads, trucking, buildings, docks and warehouses. But Hawaii no longer offers the opportunities it once did. Its old business families have seen their power gradually slip and more aggressive competitors move in to challenge their economic predominance. Building contracts are fewer, and the real estate market is weak. The Dillingham family has therefore set itself broader sights....

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