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Tokyo International Gift Show

Put your products and services in front of 400,000 potential customers at the Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS) 2018.

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starting and growing a business in Hawaii

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.

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HiSTEP 2018

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

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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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International Student Attraction

Hawaii’s International Student Attraction creates $484 million in total economic output, including $32.5 million in state taxes generated.

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Hawaii Gets Federal Approval on Census Tracts Nominated for New Opportunity Zones Program post thumbnailHawaii Gets Federal Approval on Census Tracts Nominated for New Opportunity Zones ProgramPosted on May 16, 2018
The recently passed Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act authorized a community economic development program called the Opportunity Zones Program. This new program provides incentives for investors to re-invest unrealized capital gains into Opportunity Funds in exchange for temporary tax deferral and other benefits. The Opportunity Funds will then be used to provide investment capital […]
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U.S. Census Bureau Offers Exporting Fundamentals Webinar Series post thumbnailU.S. Census Bureau Offers Exporting Fundamentals Webinar SeriesPosted on May 8, 2018
Is the world passing you by as competitors expand abroad? Convinced foreign buyers would love your product – if only they knew? Concerned about cost, complexity or risk? We can provide the help and guidance you need. During World Trade Month (May), federal agencies bring you this FREE four-part webinar series to help you go global. Download […]
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SBA Announces Hawaii’s 2018 Top Small Business Winners post thumbnailSBA Announces Hawaii’s 2018 Top Small Business WinnersPosted on May 3, 2018
Reginald “Regi” Perry, managing member of Barbers Point Aviation Services, LLC, was named the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Hawaii by the U.S. Small Business Administration Hawaii District Office. Perry will represent the State of Hawaii at the celebration of National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C. from April […]
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2018 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (ORSM) post thumbnail2018 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (ORSM)Posted on May 1, 2018
The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) is recruiting Hawaii companies to exhibit in the Hawaii Pavilion in the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Colorado Convention Center, in Denver, Colorado, July 23-26, 2018. Outdoor Retailer is the nation’s largest tradeshow in the outdoor industry drawing more than 46,000 attendees from around the world. It […]
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