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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 ...
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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

The U.S. DOT Small Business Transportation Resource Center – Southwest Region, in partnership with the Hawaii Department of Transportation, presents the 2019 Summer Initiative: Access to Capital and Debt Financing Program. Attendees will learn about what types of financing are appropriate for their needs, what lenders look for from potential borrowers and alternatives to traditional ...
Read More Learn About Capital and Debt Financing for Your Small Business

HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) today released the 2018 edition of the “State of Hawaii Data Book.” The 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.    The ...
Read More DBEDT Releases 2018 State of Hawaii Data Book

The Community Based Economic Development (CBED) program of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), in partnership with the Hawaii Farm Bureau, the Department of Agriculture and Pineapple Crate, presented a workshop for farmers on July 31, 2019. Wayne Thom, CBED Manager, presented useful information about CBED’s Mirco Loan Program and the Enterprise ...
Read More DBEDT on the Road – An Evening at Whitmore Village

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