Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP)
Funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program, known as HiSTEP, is a comprehensive program designed to assist Hawaii small businesses with their export development. The goal is to increase the number of small businesses that want to export as well as the value of exports for those small businesses that currently export. Today it is easier than ever for companies, regardless of size, to sell goods and services across the globe and this program can help achieve that.
HiSTEP has three integrated components:
The RFP for 2021 HiSTEP Company Assistance has closed. Please check back at https://invest.hawaii.gov later in Fall 2021 for information on our 2022 HiSTEP activities. You can also sign up for our BDSD email newsletter here.