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City & County of Honolulu Continues Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund
The City and County of Honolulu is extending their Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund with the purpose of reimbursing small businesses for costs incurred from business interruption due to Emergency Proclamations and to help small businesses implement safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Hawaii Business Online Eligibility Questionnaire
DBEDT has partnered with United States Digital Response, a non-partisan effort to assist the U.S. government, to help Hawaii small businesses.

Right now, governments need help pre-qualifying and sorting large numbers of applicants, while loan applicants need a way to quickly understand which programs they qualify for and to take the steps to apply.

We have built an online eligibility questionnaire which makes it fast and easy for small business owners to understand what support programs are available to them, and to quickly take steps to federal, state and other loan programs.

Read about the project here.

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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!

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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Hawaiʻi Economic & Community Navigator

Changing the trajectory of Hawaiʻi towards a more balanced, innovative, and sustainable economy – that balances the people, place, and culture with the environment, land, and ocean.


Community Based Economic Development (CBED)

CBED offers micro-loans up to $50,000, to eligible small businesses that support economic development in their communities.


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SBA Hawaii’s FREE Business Recovery WebinarPosted on August 6, 2020
SBA Hawaii is hosting a free webinar to help small business owners evaluate and reframe how to continue their business during times of uncertainty, constant change, health, safety, and economic challenges.
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Notice of Potential Funding Availability for Training and Workforce Development ProgramPosted on July 13, 2020
Under this notice, BDSD is preparing to administer a training and workforce development program that is critically needed as a result of the public health impact COVID-19 has had on Hawaii’s economy.
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New Dates Announced for FestPAC Hawai’i In 2024Posted on July 13, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2020 HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI – New dates have been set for the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) that will now be held June 6-16, 2024. The announcement by The Pacific Community (SPC), as the custodian of FestPAC, and Hawaiʻi, the host, follows a decision by the SPC’s Council […]
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Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)Posted on June 17, 2020
Be sure to visit our COVID-19 Hawaii Business Resource Page. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic Release Date:  Monday, June 15, 2020 Release Number:  20-47 Contact: Press_Office@sba.gov, (202) 205-7036 WASHINGTON – To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. […]
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