Hawaii was one of only three formerly independent nations to join the U.S and the most recent to join (in 1959). The birthplace of the 44th U.S. President Barack Obama, Hawaii is an island chain of eight major islands in the Pacific Ocean. It stretches over 1,523 miles, contains the largest volcanic mountain in the world by volume, Mauna Loa, and houses two breathtaking national parks.
Its economy mainly profits from agriculture and tourism. Hawaii’s mild climate makes it perfect for growing pineapples, bananas, sugar cane, flowers, coffee beans, and more. Tourists flock to its warm sandy beaches and scenic coastline. Small businesses linked to tourism prosper well in the state, and business owners looking to work in a beautiful environment will love it there.