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The 15th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention kicks off on Monday, October 10-12, 2016 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort.  DBEDT’s Community-Based Economic Development (CBED) Program will host the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Resource Fair on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm as an integral part of this year’s convention.  The ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has received a $700,000 grant from the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to increase the number of local small businesses that want to export as well as the value of exports for those small businesses that currently ...
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Take the Small Business Credit Survey today! DBEDT is pleased to partner with the Federal Reserve System on their survey of existing and pre-start stage small business owners/managers. This survey is a platform through which small businesses can be heard. It is designed to pick up on potential finance issues affecting small business and bring them ...
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DBEDT and the U.S. Census Bureau are co-sponsoring a free workshop, “Understanding Hawaii’s Economy Using Census Business Data,” which will demonstrate new tools to help industry analysts and entrepreneurs study historical trends to help business planning. They can answer such questions as what industries have the most new hires, how much do those workers earn, what are the ...
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The Department of Business, Economic Development &Tourism (DBEDT), in collaboration with Study Hawaii, Hawaii Department of Education and representatives of schools, colleges, universities and English language programs promoted Hawaii’s education assets in Japan from September 7-17, 2016, in Tokyo, Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Nagasaki.  The education promotion mission was led by Hawaii First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige, ...
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For the second year, DBEDT organized a Hawaii Pavilion at the 2016 Las Vegas Souvenir and Resort Gift Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Supported in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, DBEDT recruited 14 Hawaii companies to the 4-day show which was attended by almost 4,000 U.S. and ...
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More than 60 Hawaii Companies just completed participating in the 2016 Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS). This year marks the fifth consecutive year that the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) organized a Hawaii Pavilion at TIGS, which was held September 7 – 9, 2016, at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big ...
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Export University 201 will be the final HiSTEP training session in Honolulu for 2016, so be sure to sign up! Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMVenue: Foreign Trade Zone 9, 521 Ala Moana Blvd, Pier 2, Homer Maxey International Trade Center, 2FFee: $25.00 payable to DBEDT in cash or check at the ...
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The State of Hawaii and the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province celebrated the 30th anniversary of its sister-state-province relationship on Friday, September 2, 2016, on the grounds of the ‘Iolani Palace.  In cooperation with the Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism hosted over 200 people at a reception including Hawaii ...
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It was just announced that the Export University 101 session in Hilo, Hawaii, has been rescheduled to Friday, September 16, so please note on your calendars. In Honolulu, the scheduled Export University 201 session for Wednesday, September 14 is still open for registration. The Export University Application is available online. View the Export University Flyer for more information.