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Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is a tuition-free program designed to help small business owners. COMING VIRTUALLY TO HAWAI'I ON OCTOBER 12TH AND 14TH! Thanks to the support of Kaiser Permanente, the ICCC program will take place virtually in Hawai'i over two half-days on the morning of Tuesday, October 12th from 8:00 AM - 12 Noon Hawaii Time and the morning of Thursday, October 14th from 8:00 AM -12:30 PM Hawaii Time. Learn more about the ICCC Hawai'i Program here.

The Office of Economic Revitalization of the City and County of Honolulu is offering the following two webinars to help businesses with safety systems to manage COVID-19: Webinar: Keeping Your Workplace Safe with Wellness Tracker The ALTRES Foundation has created Wellness Tracker to reduce and prevent potential COVID-19 exposures in the workplace, while safely helping ...
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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced major enhancements to the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, a federal disaster relief loan designed to better serve and support our small business communities still reeling from the pandemic, especially hard-hit sectors such as restaurants, gyms, and hotels. The SBA is ready to receive new applications immediately from small businesses looking to take advantage of these new policy changes.

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Hawaiʻi Joins Silver Jackets Program

Posted on Aug 27, 2021 in News

The State of Hawaiʻi has partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a Hawaiʻi Silver Jackets Interagency Collaboration Team under the State’s Hawaiʻi Ocean Resources Management Plan (ORMP).

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) announced the release of a new website that consolidates programs for residents seeking remote work opportunities and employers looking to hire Hawai‘i residents for remote work. This new website provides residents with direct links to partners of the Hawai‘i Remote Work Pilot Project and the local American Job Center (AJC). Registering on this site sends an automated message that notifies the AJC that Hawai‘i residents are interested in remote work opportunities in their county of residence.

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BDSD Showcased in OER Webinar

Posted on Aug 6, 2021 in News

August 5, 2021 – The Business Development & Support Division (BDSD) collaborated today with the Office of Economic Revitalization (OER) of the City & County of Honolulu to hold a webinar introducing BDSD’s latest programs businesses’ seeking economic recovery. The video recording of the webinar can be viewed at https://facebook.com/oneoahu. The topics covered include (with links ...
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The Hawai‘i State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 7.7 percent compared to the revised rate of 8.0 percent in May.

The State of Hawai‘i’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is pleased to announce three new projects that will focus on strengthening and growing Hawai‘i’s second largest economic driver – the defense sector. DBEDT has initiated contracts with the Military Affairs Council (MAC) of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii and local tech company Referentia, through a grant by the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation for Phase III of its Hawaii Defense Economy (HDE) project. DBEDT also contracted CyberHawaii to support local companies with cybersecurity resilience.

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.

Amazon.com (USA) is just one of many different Amazon global marketplaces that can help you reach customers around the world. Join us for this first in a series of educational sessions. In this initial webinar, you will learn how easy it is to “Go Global” using the Amazon Global Seller Platform. We’ll explore three such marketplaces in Singapore, the UAE and Saudi Arabia. This webinar will help you think in a more global direction and consider how e-commerce marketplaces fit into your broader international sales strategy.

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