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    ‘Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha’ Campaign

    Date: November 21, 2012 11:30 am -12:30 pm

    Place: Governor’s Ceremonial Room

    “Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha!” campaign that urges residents to buy and gift locally made products during the holiday season.


    11-22-2012 Governor Introduces Buy Hawaii Give Aloha & Hawaii Fashion Month By Paula Rath

    11-21-2012 Abercrombie urges Hawaii residents to buy locally made products for holiday gifts By Pacific Business News

    11-21-2012 State Launches ‘Buy Local, Give Aloha’ Campaign By Big Island Now

    07-12-2012 A Hawaii Pavilion at a fashion fair in Japan aims to boost isle brand By Nadine Kam

    Launch Your Dreams into Reality

    Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Helping Business, News | Comments Off

    SAVE THE DATE! SAT 8/23/2014 2014 Hawaii Small Business Fair The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) will co-host the 2014 Hawaii Small Business Fair, “Launch Your Dreams into Reality.”

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    Hawaii contingent ready to do business as BIO International opens

    Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Exporting, News | Comments Off

    The annual BIO International Convention officially opened today, June 23rd in San Diego. DBEDT’s Business Development and Support Division (BDSD) and High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC)...

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    Going Global seminar

    Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Exporting, News | Comments Off


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    Hawaii Universities Attract a Global Student Body

    Posted by on May 29, 2014 in International Student Attraction, News | Comments Off

    Hawaii is in the middle of the Pacific, so it’s not surprising that its universities attract students from Asia and the Pacific Islands. What may astonish you are the number of students who come here from Europe, the Mideast, Africa and other far-flung places.

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    Hawaii represented by 18 education programs

    Posted by on May 27, 2014 in International Student Attraction, News | Comments Off

    Aloha brought to San Diego by Judy Ensing of UH Manoa and Pedro Faingnaert of UH Maui along with 18 members of the Study Hawaii educational consortium promoting for more international students in Hawaii.

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    2014 ALA Hawaii Exhibition seeking Hawaii product manufacturers, distributors for 17th Annual “Local Vendor Show”

    Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Helping Business, News | Comments Off

    The National American Logistics Association, together with the Local Hawaii Chapter, is hosting the 17th Annual “Local Vendor Show,” to be held on August 20, 2014 at the Pacific Beach Hotel from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a special opportunity for manufacturers and distributors of products Made in Hawaii, or are unique to Hawaii, to display, sample, and present their products to Hawaii Commissary and Exchange buyers. The key decision-makers will be in attendance, so this is your time to sell your product. One-on-one meetings will be scheduled on Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd.

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    Hawaii Company wins Biotech Innovation Award

    Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Helping Business, News | Comments Off

    Maui-based HNu-nanoPOINT wins this year’s BIO International Convention (June 23-26, 2014 San Diego) Buzz of BIO Award. The Hawaii company is one of four winners in this year’s competition recognizing the most innovative companies in the biotech sector.

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    Hawaii Pavilion at BIO showcases the best in Hawaii Life Sciences

    Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Helping Business, News | Comments Off

    DBEDT is once again organizing a Hawaii pavilion at BIO to promote and highlight Hawaii life science companies. This event brings thousands of life science leaders from 60+ countries together for one week of intensive, networking activities where new opportunities are identified and promising partnerships begin. This year BIO will take place from June 23-26, 2014 in San Diego. Hawaii life science participants this year will include Cardax, Eyegenix, Hawaii Biotech, HNu-nanoPOINT, Pono Pharma and Tissue Genesis. In addition to DBEDT, the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) and the Maui Economic Development Board will participate along with the University of Hawaii represented by the UH Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation and the UH Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (OTTED). Here are the profiles of the Hawaii life science companies participating in this year’s BIO.

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