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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.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to support Hawaii’s small businesses as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the details on their various relief options.   

You can also find information about local services offered by the SBA Hawaii District Office here

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“Made in Hawaiʻi” Kicks into High Gear

Buy Hawaiʻi, Give Aloha is now “Made in Hawaiʻi”, and we are kicking the brand into high gear for the holidays. With campaign exposure planned for television, live streams, ads, magazines, and social media, don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain more exposure for your company’s e-commerce.  Sign up now to be part of our list of Hawaiʻi companies selling “Made in Hawaiʻi” products.  

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.

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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!

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RESOURCES FOR HAWAII MANUFACTURERSPosted on February 2, 2023
We are excited to announce our first video release in Innovate Hawaii’s supply chain resiliency training series! Innovate Hawaii has partnered with Vessel to create supply chain educational content geared towards food manufacturers in Hawaii.
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Bridging the Connection between Hawai‘i and TaiwanPosted on January 9, 2023
TAIPEI >> About 100 Taiwanese students are expected to arrive in Hawaii in March to compete in the Hawaii FIRST Robotics Competition, a regional qualifying event required for advancing to an international level.
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Open Recruitment for Hawai‘i Pavilions at two trade shows for March 2023!Posted on December 2, 2022
Funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program, or HISTEP, assists Hawaii small businesses with their export development. DBEDT is organizing and recruiting Hawai‘i companies for the Hawai‘i Pavilions at the two trade shows in March 2023:
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2023 HiSTEP Registration and Company Assistance – APPLY TODAY!Posted on November 28, 2022
The Hawaiʻi State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP) has officially launched for 2023!  Funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program, or HISTEP, assists Hawaii small businesses with their export development. The HiSTEP Company Assistance (HiSTEP-CA) provides financial assistance to eligible individual Hawaii companies to support their export development activities.
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