About Lipoa

Maui’s Innovation Community


Lipoa Maui Community

Launched in 1991, LIPOA—formerly the Maui Research & Technology Park – is a master-planned community that responds to Maui’s vision for an innovation future. The name has changed; the vision has not.

Prior to LIPOA’s first building being constructed, 75 leaders drawn from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors gathered for conversation and decision about Maui’s economic future. That charge became a priority. Private investment, public policy and perserverence combined to bring the Maui Research & Technology Park to fruition. 

Today, the Park has transformed into LIPOA.

Its updated Master Plan reinvigorates the original vision of a diversified economy founded on innovation. Expanded uses offered by its unique land use zoning code provides exciting opportunities and unmatched flexibility on the island of Maui.

Multiple facilities at LIPOA currently house a workforce of nearly 800 specialists, entrepreneurs, educators, and service providers. And with added commercial and business opportunities, planned residential options, walkable tree-lined streets, and bikeable greenways, the dream of LIPOA as a community is now a reality.

LIPOA is being developed by Pacific Rim Land, a real estate investment, development and management company founded on Maui in 1988.  Pacific Rim Land has been involved with LIPOA since the 1990s and in 2020, through its entity, Lipoa Investments, LLC, became the sole owner of the undeveloped lands within LIPOA. 



Range of Office and Industry Space


Charter and Public K-12


Affordable to Market Rate, Single-family Homes and Apartments


Business Hotel serving Conventions and Special Events


General Neighborhood Commercial

Lipoa Maui Community Bar