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Updated: March 31, 2021
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Deadline Extended to May 31, 2021
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness and the SBA is currently offering PPP loans until May 31, 2021.
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.
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!