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DBEDT will present a number of workshops explaining Opportunity Zones, a new federal tax incentive designed to attract long-term private investment and stimulate economic growth in disadvantaged areas across the country—including neighborhoods throughout Hawaii. The incentive offers tax benefits to individuals and businesses when they invest capital gains from a prior investment into Opportunity Funds ...
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Dear Small Business Stakeholder, The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy is interested in receiving feedback from small businesses and their representatives regarding their views on trade agreements being negotiated with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom, and their experience doing business in these markets. The Office of Advocacy is tasked with ...
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Sacramento, California – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Hawaii private nonprofit organizations of the February 8, 2019, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred April 13-16, 2018. Private nonprofits ...
Read More New Deadline to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

Sacramento, California – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center – West today reminded Hawaii businesses and residents of the January 22, 2019, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for property damage caused by Hurricane Lane, including wildfires and floods in Hawaii and Maui counties ...
Read More One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

As Hawaii companies expand into global markets, attention needs to be paid to meeting increased orders (manufacturing) and establishing procedures to service customers overseas. Learn what to do when your business receives a large order and needs to ramp up your production capabilities. The Innovate Hawaii team presents concrete details in a step-by-step process that ...
Read More HiSTEP 2019 Seminar: Scaling Up Your Business Operations for Exporting

The Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC) and the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture are pleased to present our upcoming event: Exporting of Agricultural Products. Hawaii’s exports of agriculture are an important and growing part of our local economy. Join us for this exciting seminar to learn about topics that exporters should be thinking about, including ...
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The Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) is hosting their 19th annual Technology & Manufacturing Job Fair on Friday, December 28, 2018 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. You will be able to meet with leading technology and manufacturing employers for jobs, internships and apprenticeships. There will be free resume evaluations conducted by HR professionals ...
Read More HTDC Presents 19th Annual Technology & Manufacturing Job Fair

This is a comprehensive training seminar where you will learn the nuts and bolts of exporting to help you develop an export strategy for your business. Get firsthand knowledge from the experts, while taking charge of your unique and personalized International Business Plan to grow successfully. Identify the best markets for your products or services ...
Read More How To Export Overseas – Come Learn The Basics at Export University 101

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.  DBEDT’s Research and Economic Analysis Division (READ) made the estimates and prepared the report, while the Business Development & Support Division (BDSD) led the state’s efforts for international student ...
Read More New Study Shows International Students Contributed 8 Million To Hawaii’s Economy

This web conference will provide an overview of the following: Definition of a Qualified Opportunity Zone The requirements of becoming a Qualified Opportunity Zone Definition of Qualified Zone property Plus a live Q & A session Closed Captioning will be offered. Continuing Education: All participants who qualify will receive a Certificate of Completion. Tax Professionals ...
Read More Webinar: Tax Reform Basics about Opportunity Zones

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