Hawaii seeks to be seen as a remote workplace with a view

  • In this photo provided by Wissam Ali-Ahmad, Ali-Ahmad uses his phone to pose for a photo on Nov. 19 in Hanapepe, Kauai. A group of Hawaii leaders is trying to attract more people like Ali-Ahmad to work remotely in Hawaii during the pandemic. (Wissam Ali-Ahmad via AP)

  • In this photo provided by Marley C. Alford, Raymond Berger, a New York City software engineer, works remotely on Nov. 22 in Kahului, Maui. A group of Hawaii leaders is trying to attract people like Berger to work remotely from Hawaii during the pandemic. (Marley C. Alford via AP)

  • In this photo provided by Ashley McCue, Richard Matsui works from a coworking space on Nov. 18 in Honolulu. A group of Hawaii leaders is trying to attract more people like Matsui to work remotely in Hawaii during the pandemic. (Ashley McCue via AP)

HONOLULU — Software engineer Raymond Berger begins his work day at 5 a.m., before the sun comes up.