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DBEDT is pleased to announce this opportunity to introduce your products to the Hankyu Hawaii Fair organizers: Dates: Tuesday, February 2 and Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Times: a meeting time will be assigned to you during the period from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on each day Via Zoom, please register via the form below ...
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While Hawaii's tourism industry was hit hard during the pandemic, the state's second largest sector of the economy is going strong. Now some want even more effort to draw in defense spending

The State of Hawai‘i’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has released its Hawaii Defense Economy (HDE) Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats (SWOT) Analysis Report and Action Plan, which identifies the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to Hawai‘i’s defense sector, as well as proposes strategic initiatives to expand opportunities for more local businesses and contractors to engage in, and benefit from military contract spending.

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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The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) and the State of Hawai‘i Beijing Office (SHOB) are conducting a webinar series for Hawai‘i companies on entering the China Market beginning October 22, 2020, via an online platform. All sessions of the series are free and open to public. The HiSTEP 2020/2021 – China Market ...
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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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