Homepage Tile - Covid-19 Hawaii Business Resource Page

>> Visit our COVID-19 Hawaii Business Resource Page here <<

Biden Administration takes steps to promote equitable access to SBA relief
On Monday, President Biden announced changes to SBA’s coronavirus relief programs to ensure equity including the establishment of a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees starting Wednesday, February 24, 2021. This will give lenders and community partners more time to work with the smallest businesses to submit their applications, while also ensuring that larger PPP-eligible businesses will still have plenty of time to apply for and receive support before the program expires on March 31, 2021. 

Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha Logo

DBEDT Launches Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha Portal Site

We know local shoppers want to support small businesses and find the best made-in-Hawaii products. That’s why DBEDT created Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha, a one-stop online resource that makes it easy for shoppers to find local brands, all in one place. If you’re a Hawaii business owner, you can join for free — and it’s free for your customers to use, too!

Expand Your Sales with HiSTEP

Funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. SBA, HiSTEP assists Hawaii small businesses with their export development. The goal is to increase the number of small businesses that want to export as well as the value of exports for those small businesses that currently export.

Hawaii Defense Economy

Military-related spending in Hawaii is second only to tourism and contributes to thousands of jobs. DBEDT is committed to understanding the importance of DoD spending and to fostering resiliency efforts should DoD spending change.

CBED Logo - Home Page

Community Based Economic Development (CBED)

CBED offers loans to eligible small businesses that support economic development in their communities. Also grants available to non-profits for technical assistance in applying for federal grants!

News

Biden Administration takes steps to promote equitable access to SBA reliefPosted on February 22, 2021
On Monday, February 22, President Biden announced the following changes to SBA’s coronavirus relief programs to ensure equity: Specifically, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9 am ET, SBA will establish a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. This will give lenders and community partners more […]
Read More Biden Administration takes steps to promote equitable access to SBA relief
New Solar-Powered Factory For Low-Cost Water Tanks and Other Molded Products Arrives on Hawaii IslandPosted on February 5, 2021
The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai‘i Authority’s (NELHA) Hawaiʻi Ocean Science and Technology (HOST) park is home to the island’s newest manufacturing facility – an outdoor factory that molds large plastic products using 100% solar energy. Built and operated by LightManufacturing, Inc. (LMI), the factory uses patented technology to mold high-capacity water tanks using pollution-free solar thermal energy. The company reports the system can also mold aquaculture tanks, road barriers, kayaks and other products which are typically imported into Hawai‘i.
Read More New Solar-Powered Factory For Low-Cost Water Tanks and Other Molded Products Arrives on Hawaii Island
DBEDT’s Creative Industries and the Mechanical Licensing Collective Host Webinar for Hawaii’s SongwritersPosted on February 5, 2021
Noteworthy changes to the way songwriters are paid digital royalties start January 2021 with the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division and The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) partnering to host a free webinar for Hawai‘i’s music community to share information with local artists regarding receiving the revenue streams they are owed.
Read More DBEDT’s Creative Industries and the Mechanical Licensing Collective Host Webinar for Hawaii’s Songwriters
Alibaba Business Workshop Offers Sessions on Placing Products in the China MarketPosted on January 28, 2021
The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is presenting ‘The Alibaba Business Workshop’, a one-day seminar for those interested in marketing their products in China. The workshop, which features Tmall Global operated by the Alibaba Group Holding Limited (Alibaba Group), will be held on February 9, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on a Zoom webinar. The event is free and open to the public.
Read More Alibaba Business Workshop Offers Sessions on Placing Products in the China Market
Read More Entries from News

PHOTO GALLERY

View Invest's photos on Flickr.

Read More PHOTO GALLERY

SUCCESS STORIES

Success stories about businesses that have benefited from BDSD programs.

Read More SUCCESS STORIES