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    Below is a list of BDSD programs that generate export dollars and create high wage jobs.

    1. JFW International Fashion Fair, July 2012 and January 2013: 18 and 16 companies respectively participated, generating a total of more than $1.5 million in export sales resulting in an economic impact of $3 million to the State.
    2. Tokyo International Gift Show, September 2012 and 2013: 27 and 42 companies respectively participated, resulting in export sales of $7.9 million resulting in an economic impact of $14.8 million.
    3. BIO International Convention, April 2013: 6 companies participated, generating approximately $4 million in export sales with an economic impact of $8 million.
    4. Trade Winds Asia, May 2013: 8 companies participated, resulting in over $3 million in export sales with an economic impact of $6 million.
    5. Operating Hawaii’s overseas offices in Taiwan and Beijing, and maintaining 15 Sister State relationships to build global alliances, partnerships and attract foreign capital.
    6. Attracting overseas students to study in Hawaii to increase the pool of entrepreneurs in the State.