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Jamie Lum and Mark Ritchie of Business Development & Support Division (BDSD), DBEDT, were featured on the ThinkTech Hawaii program “Business in Hawaii.” Host Reg Baker invited them back for a progress report on HiSTEP (Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program) 2017, as well as other activities at DBEDT. They also promoted the upcoming Hawaii Small Business Fair to be ...
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2017 Hawaii Pavilions The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is promoting Hawaii-made products through Hawaii Pavilions at the following trade shows: Hawaii Expo 2017 at Shibuya Hikarie July 15-17, 2017 The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) is pleased to be partnering with Hawaii Tourism Japan (HTJ) on an export ...
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Learn about key legal considerations as you engage your business with new partners or overseas markets. Topics covered may include: contracts, export documentation, export licenses, foreign corrupt practices act, protecting intellectual property, and regulations. This session is part of Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP, designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii ...
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HONOLULU – Hawaii is the focus of a multi-page special section in the December issue of Hemispheres, the in-flight magazine of United Airlines. Dossier, Hemispheres’ Economic Development series, features Hawaii with an in-depth overview, including showcasing unique initiatives that shape the state’s industry and commerce, as well as its influence on today’s global economy. View ...
Read More Hawaii Featured in December Issue of United Airlines’ Hemispheres Magazine, Dossier

DBEDT and the U.S. Census Bureau are co-sponsoring a free workshop, “Understanding Hawaii’s Economy Using Census Business Data,” which will demonstrate new tools to help industry analysts and entrepreneurs study historical trends to help business planning. They can answer such questions as what industries have the most new hires, how much do those workers earn, what are the ...
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More than 60 Hawaii Companies just completed participating in the 2016 Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS). This year marks the fifth consecutive year that the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) organized a Hawaii Pavilion at TIGS, which was held September 7 – 9, 2016, at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big ...
Read More More than 60 Hawaii Companies Showcased at the 2016 Tokyo International Gift Show

The State of Hawaii and the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province celebrated the 30th anniversary of its sister-state-province relationship on Friday, September 2, 2016, on the grounds of the ‘Iolani Palace.  In cooperation with the Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism hosted over 200 people at a reception including Hawaii ...
Read More Hawaii – Jeju Sister-State-Province Relationship 30th Anniversary Celebration

The 2016 Summer Hawaii Small Business Fair, sponsored by DBEDT, was successfully held at Honolulu Community College, Saturday, August 6, 2016. Over 250 attendees pre-registered for 18 classes by business experts, ranging from business planning to developing marketing plans with Census data, to leveraging social media for promotion. The registration showed a continuing trend where ...
Read More Hawaii Small Business Fair Supports Hundreds of Entrepreneurs

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) created the report, while the Business Development & Support Division (BDSD) leads the state’s efforts for international student exchange.   “The Economic Impact ...
Read More Direct Spending by International Students Reached 2 Million

DBEDT continued its support of small business owners and entrepreneurs by co-presenting with Leeward Community College the semi-annual Hawaii Small Business Fair on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The one-day event featured more than 29 workshops and over 35 exhibitors from federal, state and local agencies and non-profit organizations. These workshops and exhibits provide an opportunity ...
Read More DBEDT Co-Presents Small Business Fair at Leeward Community College