HiSTEP

In a recent ThinkTech Hawaii video Jamie Lum, Economic Development Specialist at DBEDT and Mark J. Ritchie, Chief, Business Support Branch at DBEDT join host Reg Baker to discuss the activities and resources of the Hawaii Department of Business and Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). Watch the video on ThinkTech Hawaii’s You Tube channel.   ...
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The request for proposal (RFP) for the 2017 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program Company Assistance (HiSTEP-CA) has been posted at http://spo3.hawaii.gov/notices/notices/rfp-17-01-bdsd Please check back at invest.hawaii.gov for more information as we launch training, one-on-one export counseling, and other HiSTEP components for 2017.

The High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) will host a series of seminars on State grant funding available to small businesses and manufacturing companies to help them with product development or expansion, in addition to export development support. Attendees will receive information on the available grants through the Hawaii Small Business Innovation Research Program (HISBIR), Manufacturing ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has received a $700,000 grant from the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to increase the number of local small businesses that want to export as well as the value of exports for those small businesses that currently ...
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Export University 201 will be the final HiSTEP training session in Honolulu for 2016, so be sure to sign up! Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMVenue: Foreign Trade Zone 9, 521 Ala Moana Blvd, Pier 2, Homer Maxey International Trade Center, 2FFee: $25.00 payable to DBEDT in cash or check at the ...
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It was just announced that the Export University 101 session in Hilo, Hawaii, has been rescheduled to Friday, September 16, so please note on your calendars. In Honolulu, the scheduled Export University 201 session for Wednesday, September 14 is still open for registration. The Export University Application is available online. View the Export University Flyer for more information.

2016 marks the fifth consecutive year that DBEDT has organized a Hawaii Pavilion at the Tokyo International Gift Show, to be held September 7 – 9, 2016, at Tokyo Big Sight. This is the largest international trade show in Japan, drawing 200,000 buyers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers to meet exhibitors at over 4,500 booths spread ...
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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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Connecting Local Business with Japanese Market Opportunities Learn about the exciting prospects for Hawaii companies in the Japanese market directly from country representatives and business leaders! Hear from experts at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and experienced local businesses on where the best opportunities exist, how to do business effectively, avoid common pitfalls, and connect ...
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82nd Tokyo International Gift Show September 7-9, 2016 Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight), Tokyo, Japan The Tokyo International Gift Show is the largest international trade show in Japan with over 2,500 companies marketing gifts, consumer goods and accessories to over 200,000 domestic and international buyers. 54 Hawaii companies participated at last year’s show ...
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