May 9-11, 2017
Kohala Coast, Hawaii
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Enterprise Zone Program – The Enterprise Zones (EZ) partnership is a joint state-county business effort to stimulate—via tax and other incentives—certain types of business activity, job preservation, and job creation in areas where they are most appropriate or most needed. The program includes: a seven year exemption from general excise taxes on gross proceeds; an 80% first year income tax abatement (decreasing 10% each year) and an income tax credit equal to 80% of unemployment taxes paid the first year (decreasing 10% per year).
Foreign Trade Zone #9 – Foreign Trade Zones provide duty-free treatment for items that are processed in FTZ and then re-exported. Duty payment is also deferred on items until they are brought out of the FTZ for sale in the U.S. market. It helps to offset customs advantages available to overseas producers who compete with domestic industry.
Workforce Training Funds – Hawaii offers excellent employee training funds for improving its productive workforce. The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations through its Workforce Development Division provides funding for businesses employment and training opportunities.
CONTACT – for details on investing or establishing your business in Hawaii, please contact:
Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism