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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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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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Exporting of Agricultural Products post thumbnailExporting of Agricultural ProductsPosted on December 11, 2018
The Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC) and the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture are pleased to present our upcoming event: Exporting of Agricultural Products. Hawaii’s exports of agriculture are an important and growing part of our local economy. Join us for this exciting seminar to learn about topics that exporters should be thinking about, including […]
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HTDC Presents 19th Annual Technology & Manufacturing Job Fair post thumbnailHTDC Presents 19th Annual Technology & Manufacturing Job FairPosted on December 10, 2018
The Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) is hosting their 19th annual Technology & Manufacturing Job Fair on Friday, December 28, 2018 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. You will be able to meet with leading technology and manufacturing employers for jobs, internships and apprenticeships. There will be free resume evaluations conducted by HR professionals […]
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How To Export Overseas – Come Learn The Basics at Export University 101 post thumbnailHow To Export Overseas – Come Learn The Basics at Export University 101Posted on November 29, 2018
This is a comprehensive training seminar where you will learn the nuts and bolts of exporting to help you develop an export strategy for your business. Get firsthand knowledge from the experts, while taking charge of your unique and personalized International Business Plan to grow successfully. Identify the best markets for your products or services […]
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New Study Shows International Students Contributed $498 Million To Hawaii’s Economy post thumbnailNew Study Shows International Students Contributed $498 Million To Hawaii’s EconomyPosted on November 28, 2018
HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released a report today which analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy.  DBEDT’s Research and Economic Analysis Division (READ) made the estimates and prepared the report, while the Business Development & Support Division (BDSD) led the state’s efforts for international student […]
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