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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Hawaii small businesses of the March 14, 2019, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by the Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes that occurred May 3 – Aug. 17, 2018. According ...
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HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released a report today which analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy.  DBEDT’s Research and Economic Analysis Division (READ) made the estimates and prepared the report, while the Business Development & Support Division (BDSD) led the state’s efforts for international student ...
Read More New Study Shows International Students Contributed 8 Million To Hawaii’s Economy

HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) launched the 2019 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP), a comprehensive program designed to assist Hawaii small businesses to increase their exports. The program is administered by DBEDT and partner organizations in Hawaii, and is funded, in part, through a grant with the ...
Read More DBEDT Launches 2019 HiSTEP Export Promotion Program

HONOLULU – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced an award of $450,000 to continue the Hawaii State Trade Export Program (HiSTEP). Under the tag “Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha,” this program provides training, grants and tradeshows for companies looking to start exporting or increase their exports. “With the help of this program, we’ve seen our export ...
Read More SBA Announces 0,000 Award to DBEDT for HiSTEP

Announcing two great opportunities to provide your products with market exposure in high traffic areas: Taipei office located at the Taiwan World Trade Center visited by hundreds of buyers weekly. DBEDT Director’s Office display case viewed by local and international executives, officials and business persons. We are seeking samples for display: For applicable perishable items, ...
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HONOLULU—For the seventh consecutive year, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is promoting Hawaii’s leading life science companies and research organizations at the annual BIO International Convention, the largest global event for the life sciences industry. This year’s event will be held on June 4 – 7, at the Convention Center in ...
Read More DBEDT Showcasing Hawaii’s Innovation at 2018 BIO International Convention

The Beijing Office and Taipei Office of DBEDT organized a Journalist’s Mission to Hawaii, the mission included a delegation of 15 journalists from two different destinations who visited schools on the Islands of Maui and Oahu from February 3-11, 2018. Working with the Study Hawaii Educational Consortium, an organization of 28 public and private institutions ...
Read More Journalists Mission from Beijing and Taipei 2018

By Web Staff, KHON2 Published: November 22, 2017, 10:59 am  Updated: November 22, 2017, 11:26 am Right now, there are more than 122-thousand small businesses registered in Hawaii — employing more than 260-thousand people! But many fail in the first few years – especially when trying to grow their business beyond our waters. But a special program is about ...
Read More The HiSTEP program is helping local businesses succeed

HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and the Study Hawaii Educational Consortium, an organization of 28 public and private schools, colleges and universities dedicated to increasing the enrollment of international students in Hawaii, announces a press and media tour of six journalists from Asia, Europe and South America.  Journalists from ...
Read More DBEDT and Study Hawaii Announces Media and Press Tour on International Education

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) hosted the Small Business and Entrepreneur Resource Fair at the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement’s (CNHA) 16th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention held at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort – themed Aloha Lahui, celebrating our love for the nation and collective ...
Read More DBEDT Sponsors CNHA Small Business and Entrepreneur Resource Fair