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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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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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HiSTEP

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

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Learn About Capital and Debt Financing for Your Small BusinessPosted on August 21, 2019
The U.S. DOT Small Business Transportation Resource Center – Southwest Region, in partnership with the Hawaii Department of Transportation, presents the 2019 Summer Initiative: Access to Capital and Debt Financing Program. Attendees will learn about what types of financing are appropriate for their needs, what lenders look for from potential borrowers and alternatives to traditional […]
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DBEDT Releases 2018 State of Hawaii Data BookPosted on August 21, 2019
HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) today released the 2018 edition of the “State of Hawaii Data Book.” The book is in electronic form and is available on the DBEDT website at: dbedt.hawaii.gov/economic/databook/. The data may be downloaded in whole or in part as either PDF or Excel files.    The […]
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DBEDT on the Road – An Evening at Whitmore VillagePosted on August 6, 2019
The Community Based Economic Development (CBED) program of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), in partnership with the Hawaii Farm Bureau, the Department of Agriculture and Pineapple Crate, presented a workshop for farmers on July 31, 2019. Wayne Thom, CBED Manager, presented useful information about CBED’s Mirco Loan Program and the Enterprise […]
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Hawaii Coffee Association’s 24th Annual Conference & Cupping CompetitionPosted on July 24, 2019
In collaboration with the Hawaii Farm Bureau, DBEDT’s Community-Based Economic Development (CBED) Program and Enterprise Zone (EZ) Program will take part as an exhibitor at the Hawaii Coffee Association’s 24th Annual Conference and Cupping Competition to be held on July 25, 2019 through July 27, 2019 at the Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii. The conference […]
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