2011 Hawaii Code
DIVISION 1. GOVERNMENT
TITLE 13. PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
210D. Community-Based Development
§210D-2 Definitions. As used in this chapter:
"Community-based economic development" means a community institution-building process that results in community-based enterprises and other economic development activities which are designed and implemented by a community; consistent with a community's values, culture, and vision; and intended to increase community control over local resources and decision-making processes.
"Community-based organization" means a membership-based, nonprofit corporation incorporated in the State of Hawaii that is organized and controlled by either a geographic community, a community of identity, or a community of interest and which is directly involved in community-based economic development activities.
"Community of identity" means a group of people who may not live in the same geographic area but who are bound together through a common ethnicity or other personal characteristic such as age or social status.
"Community of interest" means a group of people who may not live in the same geographic area but who are bound together through a common economic interest such as coffee growers or an aquaculture cooperative.
"Council" means the community-based economic development advisory council.
"Department" means the department of business, economic development, and tourism. [L 1990, c 111, pt of §2; am L 1996, c 192, §3; am L 2009, c 124, §2]
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