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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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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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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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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.

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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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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Honolulu Community College will host the Summer 2016 Hawaii Small Business Fair. This free, one-day event will feature 18 workshops and 40 exhibitors from federal, state and local agencies and non-profit organizations that support small businesses. “Launch Your Dreams into Reality”Saturday, August 6, 2016 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.Honolulu Community College, Building 2874 Dillingham Blvd., HonoluluRegister ...
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Honolulu Community College (HonCC) will host the Summer 2016 Hawaii Small Business Fair, sponsored in partnership by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). The free one-day event will feature workshops and exhibitors from federal, state and local agencies and non-profit organizations. “Launch Your Dreams into Reality”Saturday, August 6, 20167:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Honolulu ...
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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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