HiSTEP

HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has launched the 2017 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP), a multifaceted program designed to assist Hawaii small businesses with their export development. The program is administered by DBEDT and partner organizations in Hawaii and is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement ...
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DBEDT is very pleased to announce the formal launch of the 2017 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP. Building on the success of 2016, we are launching the 2017 program with the same three key components, but with added improvements:   1.    Export Readiness Program – in addition to group export training ...
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In a recent ThinkTech Hawaii video Jamie Lum, Economic Development Specialist at DBEDT and Mark J. Ritchie, Chief, Business Support Branch at DBEDT join host Reg Baker to discuss the activities and resources of the Hawaii Department of Business and Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). Watch the video on ThinkTech Hawaii’s You Tube channel.   ...
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The request for proposal (RFP) for the 2017 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program Company Assistance (HiSTEP-CA) has been posted at http://spo3.hawaii.gov/notices/notices/rfp-17-01-bdsd Please check back at invest.hawaii.gov for more information as we launch training, one-on-one export counseling, and other HiSTEP components for 2017.

The High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) will host a series of seminars on State grant funding available to small businesses and manufacturing companies to help them with product development or expansion, in addition to export development support. Attendees will receive information on the available grants through the Hawaii Small Business Innovation Research Program (HISBIR), Manufacturing ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has received a $700,000 grant from the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) 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 ...
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Export University 201 will be the final HiSTEP training session in Honolulu for 2016, so be sure to sign up! Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMVenue: Foreign Trade Zone 9, 521 Ala Moana Blvd, Pier 2, Homer Maxey International Trade Center, 2FFee: $25.00 payable to DBEDT in cash or check at the ...
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It was just announced that the Export University 101 session in Hilo, Hawaii, has been rescheduled to Friday, September 16, so please note on your calendars. In Honolulu, the scheduled Export University 201 session for Wednesday, September 14 is still open for registration. The Export University Application is available online. View the Export University Flyer for more information.

2016 marks the fifth consecutive year that DBEDT has organized a Hawaii Pavilion at the Tokyo International Gift Show, to be held September 7 – 9, 2016, at Tokyo Big Sight. This is the largest international trade show in Japan, drawing 200,000 buyers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers to meet exhibitors at over 4,500 booths spread ...
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Per the following Addendum 3, the deadline for applying to the Hi STEP Assistance Program has been extended until Wednesday, August 10, 2016. This Addendum No. 3 includes changes, omissions and clarifications to Solicitation No. RFP-16-02-BDSD, as amended (hereinafter referred to as the “Solicitation”). All other terms, provisions, and conditions of the Solicitation published on ...
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