DBEDT Business Development and Support Programs

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Mahalo for registering your business with the
Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs (DCCA)

The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) provides technical assistance, financing opportunities, and economic information to support your business.  Please find a summary of resources below and follow the links for more information and to contact the individual divisions and programs.


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Business Development & Support Division (BDSD)


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Creative Industries Division (CID)

  • Resources, workshops, and services for musicians, performing and visual artists, literary artists, publishers, designers, media artists and creators.
  • Encompasses the Hawaii Film Office that gives filmmakers, location scouts, and photographers access services such as permitting, studio space rentals, and incentive and tax credit information.
  • Provides access to the Entrepreneurs Sandbox in Honolulu for work and meeting space and studio and sound stage usage.

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Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC)

  • Focused programs and resources for companies building next-generation technology, renewable energy, innovation, and manufacturing industries.
  • Provides companies at all stages with opportunities for mentorship, expansion, access to grants and funding, usage of facilities, event sponsorship and oversees the following programs:

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Research & Economic Analysis Division (READ)

  • Provides businesses with data, analyses, and economic forecasts that contribute to the State’s economic development and long-term planning.
  • Additionally READ collects, compiles, interprets and posts data and statistics on all aspects of Hawaii’s economy, including Hawaii’s tourism (visitor), labor, and energy sectors, and its population and demographic characteristics.

To learn more about The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism and the various ways we support businesses in Hawaii, please visit DBEDT.hawaii.gov.