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From Capitol Connections If you’re a Hawai‘i small business owner like Isabella Hughes and Harrison Rice, you know you need all the friends you can get. But what if that friend was the state’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT)? And what if they told you they could help you leverage your business ...
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Economic Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Los Angeles is inviting sellers/buyers in the State of Hawaii to attend the 2017 US Business Day held in Taipei on August 29th, 2017. The purpose of this event is to promote bilateral trade and investment ties between Taiwan and the U.S. by encouraging Taiwanese ...
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The evening of Monday, May 8, 2017, marked the culmination of several months of long discussions, meetings and planning, when the sister-state relationship between the State of Hawaii and Hokkaido Prefecture was officially realized. Over 400 guests were greeted by the extremely energetic Hokkaido Intercultural and Technology High School Brass Band, performing first Bruno Mars, ...
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The first ever Japan-Hawaii Economic Summit successfully convened in Kona, Hawaii, from May 9 through May 11, 2017. A joint project between DBEDT and the U.S.-Japan Council, a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit educational organization, the Summit gathered over 200 leaders from government, business and the community from Hawaii, the U.S. Mainland and Japan. The objectives ...
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On Sunday, May 7, 2017, a dinner event was held to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the sister-state relationship between the State of Hawaii and Hiroshima Prefecture.   Organized by the Hawaii-Hiroshima Sister-State Committee, special guests included Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano Ige; Gov. Hidehiko Yuzaki from Hiroshima Prefecture; ...
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Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH) specializes in the preservation of Koa wood and is one of the largest replanting projects of its kind. Developing a new kind of renewable forestry, HLH is just one of the businesses currently enjoying the benefits of a partnership with Enterprise Zones (EZ). Under the Department of Business, Economic Development and ...
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In partnership with the Hawaii State Energy Office, VERGE returns to Hawaii, June 20-22, 2017 at the Hilton Hawaii Village, to lead the state’s transformation to a clean energy future. VERGE Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit focuses on how technology can help the state achieve its ambitious mandate of 100 percent renewable energy by ...
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Jamie Lum and Mark Ritchie of Business Development & Support Division (BDSD), DBEDT, were featured on the ThinkTech Hawaii program “Business in Hawaii.” Host Reg Baker invited them back for a progress report on HiSTEP (Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program) 2017, as well as other activities at DBEDT. They also promoted the upcoming Hawaii Small Business Fair to be ...
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2017 Small Business Fair: “Launch Your Dreams into Reality” Presented by DBEDT and Leeward Community College Event Details Saturday, May 6, 2017 Location: Leeward Community College 96-045 Ala Ike Road, Pearl City Timeline: 7:30 am to 1:00 pm 7:30 am Registration begins 8:30am -12:15pm Free workshops 7:30am -1:00pm Exhibitor booths open Organizing Committee: Leeward Community ...
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Taiwan has a population of 23.5 million and following a period of stable economic growth, U.S. goods and services are more attractive than ever to Taiwanese buyers. Learn about opportunities for Hawaii businesses in Taiwan. This session is part of Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP, designed to assist small businesses in ...
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