By Erika Engle, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Posted: 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 2, 2015 It would be fair to say that many, if not most, Made in Hawaii Festival vendors largely have been cooling their heels since the Statehood Day weekend event at Blaisdell Center, but for some there has been almost no rest. From the largest ...
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SAVE THE DATE! Discover Pacific Rim Consumer Markets: from Seoul to Santiago!
 Please join the U.S. Commercial Service and the District Export Council 
of Southern California for Discover Global Markets: Pacific Rim 
Consumers, a dynamic 2-day conference focused on consumer markets 
throughout Asia and the Pacific Region. Find out what consumers are 
buying, and how ...
Read More Access 18+ Pacific Rim Markets, Oct. 29-30 in Orange County!

The Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has again applied for a grant from the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to increase the number of local small businesses that want to export as well as the value of exports for those small businesses that currently export. Hawaii’s State Trade and Export Promotion Program, known as HiSTEP, is built on a multifaceted approach that begins with comprehensive export assistance, readiness, counseling and training that leads into a menu of targeted activities designed to generate new export sales for participating small businesses from key industry sectors.
The previous grant we received, $703,505, allowed for a total HiSTEP budget of $1,012,333, as the state and its partners provided the additional $308,828 in cash and in-kind services. With this grant, we assisted Hawaii businesses to achieve $21 million in new exports; creating a total economic impact of $32.25 million; generating $13.8 million in state taxes; and creating 220.5 jobs.

Riding the Global Wave

Posted on Apr 21, 2015 in Exporting, News, SBA

One-Day Workshop Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015  Time: 9 am – Noon  Venue: The new Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center / 2nd Floor Main Conference Room Address:  Free Trade Zone #9 Suite M401 , 521 Ala Moana Blvd.           Is your company looking to grow, find new markets or expand your ...
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One-Day Seminar -
Planned Innovation and Company Re-Engineering: Will your company stay relevant?
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 3:50pm
Venue: YWCA Laniakea | Fuller Conference Room
Address: 1040 Richards St. | Across from I’olani Palace

Pre-register to be part of the most effective domestic trade shows with the best fit for Made-in-Hawaii products.  Space is limited – apply now! Feedback Form Was this page helpful?YesNoTell us why (optional)Your name (optional)Your email (optional)Please include your email address if you would like a response.Current PageThis field is hidden and is dynamically populated ...

The Business of Exporting Series

Posted on Mar 12, 2015 in Exporting, News

One-Day Seminar -
Emerging Global Trade Trends: Where Are The Future Profit Pools For Hawaii’s Companies?
Date: March 26, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 3:50pm
Venue: YWCA Laniakea | Fuller Conference Room
Address: 1040 Richards St. | Across from I’olani Palace

The 27th annual Asia Pacific Business Outlook Conference will be held April 13-14, 2015, in Los Angeles. The U.S. Commercial Service, a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is promoting this event, which is tailored to help U.S. exporters connect with opportunities throughout the region. Asia/Pacific Business Outlook is the premier networking and learning ...
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HUB Talks hosts Shanah Trevenna and George Yarbrough speak with Mark Ritchie (Branch Chief) and Economic Development Specialists Lyle Fujikawa and Jamie Lum of the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism about the state’s continuing efforts to support small business and economic growth in Hawaii. Feedback Form Was this page helpful?YesNoTell ...
Read More State Support for Small Businesses in Hawaii with Mark Ritchie, Lyle Fujikawa and Jamie Lum

DBEDT is seeking Hawaii companies who are ready to export their Hawaii made products. Building on past successes, DBEDT will host the Hawaii Pavilion at the Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS), the largest international trade show in Japan promoting personal gifts, consumer goods and decorative accessories. The show was established in 1967 and is held ...
Read More DBEDT Now Recruiting Hawaii Companies for Tokyo International Gift Show