Development Projects

The map above identifies some of the projects in process or in the planning stages.


HTDC has partnered with state and local government agencies to create new infrastructure to support the growing tech and innovation economy.

Entrepreneurs Sandbox

The Entrepreneurs Sandbox is a community center for innovation. Open to all ages, people can learn how to bring their ideas into reality. The Sandbox houses a maker space, digital media studio and production facility. The Sandbox was opened in October 2019


The Sandbox is open to the public. People can learn to create a prototype for their idea at the Maker Space. The Digital Media and Production Studio teaches community members how to bring their video, game, or animation to market. The large collaboration space is ideal for town hall meetings and community gatherings. The Sandbox also features a videoconference room and office space for rent.

Entrepreneurs Sandbox is located at 643 Ilalo Street, Honolulu HI 96813.


  Entrepreneurs Sandbox Ground Breaking Ceremony

  The Making of Entrepreneurs Sandbox



  The Making of Entrepreneurs Sandbox – Construction Time-Lapse Video – May ~ Jul 2018

Entrepreneurs Sandbox


First Responder Tech Campus

The Cyber Security & First Responder will be a community space for the State of Hawaii and City & County of Honolulu for joint training and operations. Located at the Tech Park in Central Oahu, it will provide space for police, fire, public safety, emergency services, technology services, and the Hawaii National Guard. This project is in the early stages of development, click here for a status report.

Innovation and Manufacturing Center

The Innovation and Manufacturing Center will support the technology and manufacturing industries in Hilo. The concept will create a facility that supports assists a variety of light manufacturing capabilities. It would also help develop the workforce skills for high school and college students. This project is in the planning stages.

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