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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.

HONOLULU – Pacific Tech 2022 (formerly known as the Hawai‘i SBIR Conference) is happening in Honolulu. This updated, biannual event brings Pacific region technology and engineering organizations/companies together with government customers, investors, prime contractors, federal SBIR/STTR program representatives, and other supporting government agencies.

HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism(DBEDT) today released the 2021 edition of the “State of Hawai‘i Data Book.” †he book is in electronic form and is available on the DBEDT website at: dbedt.hawaii.gov/economic/databook. The data may be downloaded in whole or in part as either PDF or Excel files.

HONOLULU - The Hawai‘i State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) today announced the launch of a new program to increase access to credit for small businesses and nonprofits statewide.

The Maui Chamber of Commerce is now accepting Product Vendor and Food Truck Vendor Applications for the 2022 Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival (MIMCF). The 9th Annual event will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on November 4 and 5, 2022 and virtually through an online marketplace.

By Jenn Boneza, April 14, 2022, KHON2.com HONOLULU — The Made in Hawaiʻi brand is synonymous with many local products. But after sales dipped during the pandemic, the state is looking at ways to revitalize the Made in Hawaiʻi brand. The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) administrator Dennis Ling said the brand ...
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In addition to sponsoring some first-time participants at this event, DBEDT is offering all exhibitors a training session on Trade Show Exhibiting 101.  Featured are speakers from the Patsy Mink Center for Business and Leadership and the YWCA Oahu.  Links to this and other training sessions for exhibitors can be found here.

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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