HiSTEP 2019

HiSTEP

Expand your business to global markets through export development by participating in the Hawaii State Trade Export Program.

starting and growing a business in Hawaii

Starting and growing a business in Hawaii

There is a wealth of resources and programs available to assist Hawaii entrepreneurs with starting and growing a business such as small business fairs and business accelerators.

Enterprise Zones

Your business may be eligible for tax breaks and other benefits through Hawaii’s Enterprise Zones Partnership (EZ) Program.

2018 International Student Fact Sheet

International Student Attraction

Hawaii’s International Student Attraction creates $498 million in total economic output, including $38.2 million in state taxes generated.

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DBEDT presents Opportunity Zones Workshops: Maui, Hawaii and KauaiPosted on February 14, 2019
DBEDT will present a number of workshops explaining Opportunity Zones, a new federal tax incentive designed to attract long-term private investment and stimulate economic growth in disadvantaged areas across the country—including neighborhoods throughout Hawaii. The incentive offers tax benefits to individuals and businesses when they invest capital gains from a prior investment into Opportunity Funds […]
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SBA Office of Advocacy – Small Business Outreach on Trade AgreementsPosted on February 14, 2019
Dear Small Business Stakeholder, The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy is interested in receiving feedback from small businesses and their representatives regarding their views on trade agreements being negotiated with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom, and their experience doing business in these markets. The Office of Advocacy is tasked with […]
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New Deadline to Apply for SBA Disaster LoansPosted on January 9, 2019
Sacramento, California – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Hawaii private nonprofit organizations of the February 8, 2019, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred April 13-16, 2018. Private nonprofits […]
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One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster LoansPosted on December 28, 2018
Sacramento, California – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center – West today reminded Hawaii businesses and residents of the January 22, 2019, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for property damage caused by Hurricane Lane, including wildfires and floods in Hawaii and Maui counties […]
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