DBEDT is pleased to once again sponsor the annual Hawaiʻi Small Business Fair, on Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM.  More than 20 classes led by professional experts will be offered, from how to start a business, to organizing and strengthening your finances, to expanding your markets beyond Hawaiʻi.

The Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture, a nonprofit with the mission of improving the quality of life for Native Hawaiians, opened its Center for Entrepreneurship in Kapolei on March 31. The center, which primarily serves the west side of Oahu, supports “family-owned community-based businesses to increase their capacity to succeed,” Program Director Lisa Pakele told Pacific Business News.

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is recruiting Hawai‘i companies to promote and sell Hawai‘i-made products at the Autumn 2023 Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS).

The Made in Hawai‘I site is now linked prominently on the following high trafficked sites. is the one-stop site which helps shoppers know exactly where to look to find products that are made in Hawaiʻi!

Defense-related expenditures bring in approximately $2.5 billion to Hawai‘i’s economy. This spending is expected to increase during the upcoming years, highlighted by the recent award of a $2.8 billion Navy contract for work at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

It is anticipated that the Department of Defense will spend over $2 billion on work in Hawaii in 2023-2024. To meet the requirements of federal regulations and team with small businesses, large prime and sub-prime contractors are anxious to work with local small businesses. This conference is designed for those local small businesses to hear ...
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Hawaii Ag & Culinary Alliance® (HACA) invites you to participate in the From Cottage Industry to Commercial Enterprise Program aimed at cultivating the next generation of Hawaii’s value-added entrepreneurs in partnership

Don’t miss this first-time ever gathering of world-class speakers and decision-makers! Learn about the Made In Hawaiʻi program benefits and provide your feedback to strengthen the brand. 

We are excited to announce our first video release in Innovate Hawaii’s supply chain resiliency training series! Innovate Hawaii has partnered with Vessel to create supply chain educational content geared towards food manufacturers in Hawaii.

TAIPEI >> About 100 Taiwanese students are expected to arrive in Hawaii in March to compete in the Hawaii FIRST Robotics Competition, a regional qualifying event required for advancing to an international level.