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This is a national awareness day of the importance of manufacturing to our economy. Hawaii has a strong tradition in manufacturing spanning such industries as food processing and apparel to name just a few. DBEDT supports the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii and HTDC INNOVATE Hawaii in raising awareness and support for manufacturing in Hawaii! For ...
Read More October 3rd is Hawaii Manufacturing Day

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, Governor Neil Abercrombie met with Guangdong Province Governor Zhu Xiaodan who traveled to Hawaii to discuss plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of our sister-state relationship. Over 75% of people living in Hawaii can trace their ancestral roots back to Guangdong Province. Governors Abercrombie and Zhu, along with Ambassador Liu ...
Read More Hawaii and Guangdong Reconnect

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A new program seeks to help local companies that sell overseas. Michael Sacharski, chair of the Hawaii Pacific Export Council, and Jamie Lum, from the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, are here on Sunrise with all the details. Feedback Form Was this page helpful?YesNoTell us why (optional)Please be as ...
Read More Watch “The business and opportunities of Exporting overseas” on Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (Sept. 19, 2014) – The Hawaii Fashion Incubator and the State of Hawaii announced today November as Hawaii Fashion Month, which will highlight of the state’s fashion industry while showcasing emerging designers, fashion photographers, stylists and other industry professionals. Events include fashion shows, shopping events, workshops, designer launches, and an industry conference. Feedback Form ...
Read More Second annual Hawaii Fashion Month set for November

The Hawaii Pacific Export Council is seeking applicants for a nine-month program to help companies enter the export market or expand their export businesses.

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Surf Expo is the longest running and largest boardsports and beach/resort lifestyle tradeshow in the world. Named one of the fastest growing tradeshows for attendance in 2013, the event draws buyers from specialty stores across 69 countries throughout North, Central and South Americas; the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. The show features approximately 2,600 booths of ...
Read More Apply NOW for Surf Expo, the world's largest boardsports and beach/resort lifestyle tradeshow!

The State of Hawaii and Okinawa Prefecture will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its historic Sister-State relationship in 2015. To begin planning for the auspicious occasion, the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) staff including Deputy Director Mary Alice Evans and Administrator Dennis Ling welcomed Vice-Governor Yoshihisa Kawakami and his delegation and officials ...
Read More DBEDT Welcomes Okinawa Vice-Governor Yoshihisa Kawakami to Hawaii

The 78th Tokyo International Gift Show opened on September 3rd at the Big Sight venue in Tokyo. Hawaii companies began tallying up sales to interested buyers from throughout Japan. This is the largest international trade show in Japan, which showcases personal gifts, consumer goods and decorative accessories to over 200,000 buyers expected to attend. DBEDT ...
Read More "Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha!" at 78th Tokyo International Gift Show

Joe Burns, O’ahu Center Director for the Hawai’i Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, speaks about the role of the SBDC in helping entrepreneurs at the recent Hawaii Small Business Fair. Read more about the Hawaii Small Business Fair, here. Feedback Form Was this page helpful?YesNoTell us why (optional)Please be as detailed as possibleYour name ...
Read More Watch a video of Joe Burns from the Small Business Development Center