HiSTEP

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 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 ...
Read More HTDC HOSTS SEMINARS ACROSS ISLANDS ON AVAILABLE BUSINESS GRANTS

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 ...
Read More State Receives 0,000 Grant from U.S. Small Business Administration to Increase Local Business Exports

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 ...
Read More Final HiSTEP Export University in Honolulu for 2016!

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. ...
Read More Updated Schedule for HiSTEP Export University in Hilo, HI

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 ...
Read More 60 Hawaii Companies Selected for Tokyo International Gift Show

Connecting Local Business with Japanese Market Opportunities Learn about the exciting prospects for Hawaii companies in the Japanese market directly from country representatives and business leaders! Hear from experts at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and experienced local businesses on where the best opportunities exist, how to do business effectively, avoid common pitfalls, and connect ...
Read More Export University Series: Japan

82nd Tokyo International Gift Show September 7-9, 2016 Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight), Tokyo, Japan The Tokyo International Gift Show is the largest international trade show in Japan with over 2,500 companies marketing gifts, consumer goods and accessories to over 200,000 domestic and international buyers. 54 Hawaii companies participated at last year’s show ...
Read More Join the Hawaii Pavilion at the 82nd Tokyo International Gift Show

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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