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HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has launched the 2017 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP), a multifaceted program designed to assist Hawaii small businesses with their export development. The program is administered by DBEDT and partner organizations in Hawaii and is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement ...
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HONOLULU – Hawaii is the focus of a multi-page special section in the December issue of Hemispheres, the in-flight magazine of United Airlines. Dossier, Hemispheres’ Economic Development series, features Hawaii with an in-depth overview, including showcasing unique initiatives that shape the state’s industry and commerce, as well as its influence on today’s global economy. View ...
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DBEDT and the U.S. Census Bureau are co-sponsoring a free workshop, “Understanding Hawaii’s Economy Using Census Business Data,” which will demonstrate new tools to help industry analysts and entrepreneurs study historical trends to help business planning. They can answer such questions as what industries have the most new hires, how much do those workers earn, what are the ...
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More than 60 Hawaii Companies just completed participating in the 2016 Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS). This year marks the fifth consecutive year that the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) organized a Hawaii Pavilion at TIGS, which was held September 7 – 9, 2016, at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big ...
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The State of Hawaii and the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province celebrated the 30th anniversary of its sister-state-province relationship on Friday, September 2, 2016, on the grounds of the ‘Iolani Palace.  In cooperation with the Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism hosted over 200 people at a reception including Hawaii ...
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The 2016 Summer Hawaii Small Business Fair, sponsored by DBEDT, was successfully held at Honolulu Community College, Saturday, August 6, 2016. Over 250 attendees pre-registered for 18 classes by business experts, ranging from business planning to developing marketing plans with Census data, to leveraging social media for promotion. The registration showed a continuing trend where ...
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Per the following Addendum 3, the deadline for applying to the Hi STEP Assistance Program has been extended until Wednesday, August 10, 2016. This Addendum No. 3 includes changes, omissions and clarifications to Solicitation No. RFP-16-02-BDSD, as amended (hereinafter referred to as the “Solicitation”). All other terms, provisions, and conditions of the Solicitation published on ...
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The State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released a report today, which analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy.   DBEDT’s Research and Economic Analysis Division (READ) created the report, while the Business Development & Support Division (BDSD) leads the state’s efforts for international student exchange.   “The Economic Impact ...
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DBEDT continued its support of small business owners and entrepreneurs by co-presenting with Leeward Community College the semi-annual Hawaii Small Business Fair on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The one-day event featured more than 29 workshops and over 35 exhibitors from federal, state and local agencies and non-profit organizations. These workshops and exhibits provide an opportunity ...
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