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Governor David Y. Ige, First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige and representatives of Hawaii traveled to Okinawa in recognition of the 30th Anniversary Hawaii-Okinawa Sister-State/Prefecture Relationship. During the visit, official government meetings were held with U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and U.S. Consul General Joel Ehrendreich to encourage support of Hawaii’s renewable energy programs as well as the ...
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We would like to invite you to join us for a special seminar on 
exporting to Singapore and Southeast Asia! This seminar is taking place 
both on Oahu and Maui! It will feature Luanne Theseira, Commercial 
Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore. Learn about the exciting 
prospects in Singapore and the SE Asia region ...
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On behalf of the U.S. Commercial Service, the Hawaii Pacific Export Council, and the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, we would like to invite you to join us for a special seminar on exporting to Singapore and Southeast Asia! This seminar will feature Luanne Theseira, Commercial Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in ...
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Local manufacturers are a vital part of the Hawaii community and make a significant contribution to the state and national economy. DBEDT through a number of its in-house and attached agency programs actively supports the growth and success of the manufacturing industry in Hawaii.  In celebration of the 2nd annual National Manufacturing Week INNOVATE Hawaii ...
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On September 30th the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii successfully held their second annual one day Small Business Academy in partnership with the City & County of Honolulu. Various business support organizations including DBEDT presented complimentary seminars designed to provide small businesses with information and tools needed to start, develop and grow their businesses. In addition ...
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By Maui Now, Posted September 15, 2015. Earlier this month, a select group of 50 businesses from Hawaiʻi participated in the 2015 Tokyo International Gift Show, a wholesale event held at the Big Sight Exhibition Hall. TIGS is the largest international trade show in Japan, drawing over 200,000 domestic and international buyers over the three-day period. ...
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Windward Community College has partnered with the State of Hawaii Ag Advisory Board and Dept. of Labor’s Workforce Development Division to offer specialized training and support to Oahu ag farmers, entrepreneurs and businesses. This course is for individuals interested in starting or have recently started an ag business (growing crops, value-added, CSA) to create an ...
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For the second year in a row, the State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) has sponsored the Pikake Room at the annual Made In Hawaii Festival (MIHF). Held at the Neal Blaisdell Center, this year’s 21st annual Festival attracted a record-breaking 45,000 visitors over the 3-day span of August 21 – 23, ...
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                The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural 
Development is hosting a Public Private Partnership Meeting. The focus 
of this two-day meeting will be on public-private partnerships for rural 
communities.
 The morning of Day One will focus on Lender’s Training. This will be 
a discussion ...
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The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) is once again hosting the Hawaii Pavilion at the Tokyo International Gift Show from September 2 – 4, 2015, at the International Exhibition Center, Tokyo Big Sight. These photos were just taken at the Show’s opening, with more to come.