Export Development

Funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program, or HISTEP, assists Hawaii small businesses with their export development. DBEDT is organizing and recruiting Hawai‘i companies for the Hawai‘i Pavilions at the two trade shows in March 2023:

The Hawaiʻi State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP) has officially launched for 2023!  Funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program, or HISTEP, assists Hawaii small businesses with their export development. The HiSTEP Company Assistance (HiSTEP-CA) provides financial assistance to eligible individual Hawaii companies to support their export development activities.

The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) has announced that the application deadline for the 2021 HiSTEP – Company Assistance program has been extended until September 30, 2021.