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On Monday, February 22, President Biden announced the following changes to SBA’s coronavirus relief programs to ensure equity: Specifically, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9 am ET, SBA will establish a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. This will give lenders and community partners more ...
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The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai‘i Authority’s (NELHA) Hawaiʻi Ocean Science and Technology (HOST) park is home to the island’s newest manufacturing facility – an outdoor factory that molds large plastic products using 100% solar energy. Built and operated by LightManufacturing, Inc. (LMI), the factory uses patented technology to mold high-capacity water tanks using pollution-free solar thermal energy. The company reports the system can also mold aquaculture tanks, road barriers, kayaks and other products which are typically imported into Hawai‘i.

Noteworthy changes to the way songwriters are paid digital royalties start January 2021 with the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division and The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) partnering to host a free webinar for Hawai‘i’s music community to share information with local artists regarding receiving the revenue streams they are owed.