HiSTEP – Export Readiness Program (HiSTEP-ERP) As part of the HiSTEP platform, DBEDT is offering the Export Readiness Program (HiSTEP – ERP), which are training programs with the goal of preparing Hawaii companies to begin or expand their export market development. Export University is an introductory program covering key export topics and open to all ...
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Come join the Hawaii Pavilion at the BIO International 
Convention June 6-9, 2016 in San Francisco! Organized by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) with collaborators: High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), University of Hawaii (UH), UH John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), and UH Hawaii Cancer Center, the Hawaii Pavilion at ...
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December 2, 2015 Honolulu – Supported by funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) announced its new Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program Assistance Program (HiSTEP-AP), which will provide direct awards to individual companies to participate in export marketing activities. Application proposals can request a minimum ...
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On Thursday, October 15, 2015, the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Maria Contreras-Sweet formally announced the awarding of $750,000 to the State of Hawaii for the SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) and presented a check to Governor David Ige during a special event at the Foreign Trade Zone No. 9.   Several ...
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On behalf of the U.S. Commercial Service, the Hawaii Pacific Export Council, and the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, we would like to invite you to join us for a special seminar on exporting to Singapore and Southeast Asia! This seminar will feature Luanne Theseira, Commercial Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in ...
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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 ...
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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