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Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP)

Expand your business to reach global markets with exporting support provided by the Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program.

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Community Based Economic Development (CBED)

CBED offers micro-loans up to $50,000, to eligible small businesses that support economic development in their communities.

Enterprise Zones

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

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Opportunity Zones Program

Hawaii designated 25 census tracts as Opportunity Zones to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities.

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Hawaii SBDC Presents Cybersecurity First Steps ProgramPosted on December 9, 2019
IS YOUR BUSINESS SECURE FROM CYBER ATTACKS? Small businesses throughout the US and its territories are under cyber and data-breach attacks by nation-states, as well as organized and disorganized criminals, who are stealing intellectual capital, personal and business information, and creating havoc in business environments. No one is immune, and the estimate is that 60% […]
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2019 Small Business Credit Survey from Federal Reserve BankPosted on October 21, 2019
Make your voices heard! Dear Business Owner or Manager, The State of Hawaii, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism is partnering with the Federal Reserve to conduct a Small Business Credit Survey for both start-up and existing businesses, and we’d like you to participate. This short survey will take approximately 10 minutes and will ask about […]
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Join the Hawaii Pavilion at Surf Expo 2020 in Orlando!Posted on October 15, 2019
Surf Expo attracts qualified buyers who are purchasing for over 9,500 storefronts from across the U.S. and 81 countries.  The show features more than 2,500 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, and demos.  The average buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 28,600 attendees including […]
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Learn about the 2020 HiSTEP Program at a Kick-Off SeminarPosted on October 14, 2019
Participate in HiSTEP and grow your international export business! Please join us to learn more about the 2020 Hawaii State Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP. The program is designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii with growing their export business in markets around the world. The HiSTEP program has three key components that you […]
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