WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on ...
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On November 17, 2020, with the support of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS), the State of Hawaii Taipei Office (SHOT), the Synergistic Hawaii Agriculture Council (SHAC), and DBEDT, a virtual meeting was held to promote Hawaii’s coffee industry in Taiwan. Mr. Ken Isley, the ...
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Seal of the State of Hawaii

2020 Hawaii Broadband Strategic Plan

Posted on Nov 19, 2020 in News

The newly released Hawai‘i Broadband Strategic Plan 2020 provides a fresh look at ways to strengthen Hawai‘i’s broadband infrastructure and programs at a time when the coronavirus pandemic is making clear how dependent Hawai‘i is on broadband connectivity for education, health, livelihood and economic prosperity.

A look at the results of a report sharing the impact of international students on Hawaii's economy in 2019.

Hawai‘i’s businesses are invited to apply for e-commerce and digital marketing support offered under technical assistance for businesses funded by the Hawai‘i Business Pivot Grant program. The program matches companies with specialized consultants who help improve the company’s digital presence and expand their market during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join DBEDT’s HiSTEP Program to learn how to grow your international export business. Attend this online kick-off seminar to learn about the2021 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program, also known asHiSTEP, which is designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii with expanding their business to enable their export sales in markets around the world. The HiSTEP ...
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The State of Hawai‘i, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i, today announced the launch of the Hawai‘i Business Pivot Grant program. The grants will distribute $25M in financial and training support to struggling small businesses in Hawai‘i to help them adjust to marketplace changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide approximately 2,500 small businesses with reimbursement grants to cover expenses up to $10,000 that they incurred implementing changes to their operations, products and services.

From e-commerce investments to social media advertising, the Hawaii Pivot Grant is helping to cover expenses that companies incurred to pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This special webinar will provide key updates from the head of the CMMC program, along with experts from eResilience explaining more about the new DFARS rules, including information about what companies should expect and how to prepare.

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less.

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