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The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is presenting ‘The Alibaba Business Workshop’, a one-day seminar for those interested in marketing their products in China. The workshop, which features Tmall Global operated by the Alibaba Group Holding Limited (Alibaba Group), will be held on February 9, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on a Zoom webinar. The event is free and open to the public.

The Meetings and Selection for the 2021 Hankyu Hawaii Fair are currently closed. Mahalo for your interest! DBEDT is pleased to announce this opportunity to introduce your products to the Hankyu Hawaii Fair organizers: Dates: Tuesday, February 2 and Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Times: a meeting time will be assigned to you during the period from ...
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While Hawaii's tourism industry was hit hard during the pandemic, the state's second largest sector of the economy is going strong. Now some want even more effort to draw in defense spending

The State of Hawai‘i’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has released its Hawaii Defense Economy (HDE) Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats (SWOT) Analysis Report and Action Plan, which identifies the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to Hawai‘i’s defense sector, as well as proposes strategic initiatives to expand opportunities for more local businesses and contractors to engage in, and benefit from military contract spending.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on ...
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The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) and the State of Hawai‘i Beijing Office (SHOB) are conducting a webinar series for Hawai‘i companies on entering the China Market beginning October 22, 2020, via an online platform. All sessions of the series are free and open to public. The HiSTEP 2020/2021 – China Market ...
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