WCA Projects and Activities
WAIPAHU FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE
-Opened in November 2007
-Property purchased and renovated by WCA with public and private funding
-Retail market and incubator featuring local produce, meats, seafood, crafts and other items
-Purpose of WFMP is to revitalize Waipahu’s depressed town core after the closures of Oahu Sugar Mill, Arakawa’s Store, and Big Way Supermarket in the 1990’s. WCA realized that developing this marketplace and incubator will provide unique economic and social benefits to the community.
MICRO-ENTERPRISE TRAINING PROGRAM
– This program assists and educates individuals on basic business fundamentals and tools to start and maintain their own micro-enterprises through a course of classes offered throughout the year.
BUSINESS INCUBATOR PROGRAM
-This program assists with current, existing businesses, graduates of WCA’s Micro-Enterprise Program and WFMP vendors with support and resources to strengthen their businesses through workshops and classes.
TASTE OF WAIPAHU
-Annual community event to bring the community of Waipahu together while highlighting the best of the community through our businesses, restaurants, entertainment, schools, and food.
-Our 2012 event drew over 5,000 people with over 25 local vendors
There are several other initiatives WCA are planning to implement in 2013.