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Thursday, January 23, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST Are you interested reaching the global marketplace?  Did you know U.S. exporters are more financially stable and expand faster? We live in a trade driven economy. 95% of the world’s consumers and two-thirds of all purchasing power are located outside the United States. Nearly 98% ...
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What is Export University 101? Do you run or own a small business in Hawaii that is looking to expand and grow by exporting to markets around the world? Export University 101 is a half-day event designed to share basic concepts in several areas of exporting.  You will acquire a broad overview of topics such as ...
Read More 2020 HiSTEP – Export University 101

IS YOUR BUSINESS SECURE FROM CYBER ATTACKS? Small businesses throughout the US and its territories are under cyber and data-breach attacks by nation-states, as well as organized and disorganized criminals, who are stealing intellectual capital, personal and business information, and creating havoc in business environments. No one is immune, and the estimate is that 60% ...
Read More Hawaii SBDC Presents Cybersecurity First Steps Program

Make your voices heard! Dear Business Owner or Manager, The State of Hawaii, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism is partnering with the Federal Reserve to conduct a Small Business Credit Survey for both start-up and existing businesses, and we’d like you to participate. This short survey will take approximately 10 minutes and will ask about ...
Read More 2019 Small Business Credit Survey from Federal Reserve Bank

Surf Expo attracts qualified buyers who are purchasing for over 9,500 storefronts from across the U.S. and 81 countries.  The show features more than 2,500 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, and demos.  The average buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 28,600 attendees including ...
Read More Join the Hawaii Pavilion at Surf Expo 2020 in Orlando!

Participate in HiSTEP and grow your international export business! Please join us to learn more about the 2020 Hawaii State Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP. The program is designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii with growing their export business in markets around the world. The HiSTEP program has three key components that you ...
Read More Learn about the 2020 HiSTEP Program at a Kick-Off Seminar

HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released a report today which analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy. The Economic Impact of International Students in Hawaii – 2019 Update report shows that the direct spending by foreign students in Hawaii was $216.9 million for calendar year 2018. ...
Read More NEW STUDY SHOWS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CONTRIBUTED 7 MILLION TO HAWAII’S ECONOMY

Would you like to sell directly to Japanese consumers and explore exporting to Japan? The Hankyu Hawaii Fair is looking for authentic products made in Hawaii, from apparel to accessories and jewelry, to packaged food items and other gifts. DBEDT is very pleased to continue our successful partnership with the Hankyu Hanshin Department Stores, organizers ...
Read More Introduce Your Products to the 2020 Hankyu Hawaii Fair Organizers

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) invites Hawaii companies to join the Hawaii Pavilion at FABEX (The World Food and Beverage Expo) Japan 2020 trade show, April 15 -17, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. The Hawaii Pavilion will feature made in Hawaii food products to over 70,000 qualified food buyers from retail, food ...
Read More Join the 2020 FABEX Japan Hawaii Pavilion in Tokyo, Japan

55 HAWAII COMPANIES FIND EXPORTING SUCCESS AT 2019 TOKYO INTERNATIONAL GIFT SHOW HONOLULU – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced an award of $511,000 to the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) enabling the continuation of the Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP).  This award will help provide small ...
Read More SBA ANNOUNCES 1,000 AWARD TO DBEDT FOR HISTEP

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