August 15-17, 2014 Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, HI
DBEDT, Innovate Hawaii, Hawaii Fashion Exchange and the Hawaii Culture and Retail Association will showcase latest from cutting edge local entrepreneurs.
Hawaii – where life and aloha are part of the bottom lineNavigation
The Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has received a $703,505 grant from the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program 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 export.
Hawaii’s State Trade and Export Promotion Program, known as HiSTEP, is built on a multifaceted approach that begins with comprehensive export assistance, readiness, counseling and training that leads into a menu of targeted activities designed to generate new export sales for participating small businesses from key industry sectors. The total budget for HiSTEP is $1,012.333. The state and its partners will provide the additional $308,828 in cash and in-kind services.
Companies desiring to participate in any of the STEP activities must:
DBEDT’s partners in the HiSTEP program include the U.S. Export Assistance Center, Hawaii Pacific Export Council, Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Centers, Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii and the county Economic Development Boards.