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Hawaii Makes its Pitch, then Gets to Work

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting rotates among APEC's 21 member nations each year, so when it was announced that the U.S. would be the host nation for 2011, Hawaii officials submitted a bid to the U.S. State Department, which sponsors and funds the meeting. (The meeting was last held in the U.S. in 1993, in Seattle.)

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