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  • SBA AWARDS CYBER ASSISTANCE GRANT TO DBEDT
    HONOLULU – The state of Hawai‘i Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has been awarded a $936,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration Cybersecurity for Small Business Pilot Program. Through the grant funding, DBEDT will provide cybersecurity services to local small businesses at no cost. Services will include technical assessments of small businesses’ information technology (IT) networks, cyber training for employees, penetration testing, and Wi-Fi upgrades and recovery services as applicable.
  • HAWAI‘I-PHILIPPINES SISTER PROVINCE SYMPOSIUM COMING TO HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I MARCH 13, 2024
    The State of Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), in partnership with the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i (FCCH), will be presenting the Hawai‘i-Philippines Sister Province Symposium on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. The goal of the symposium is to strengthen and maximize opportunities provided by the sister relationships between Hawai‘i and the Philippines. The symposium will include speakers from government, community, and educational, cultural and business sectors from Hawai‘i and the Philippines.
  • E-Commerce Conference Featuring Amazon and Shopify Attracts More Than 250 Hawai‘i Manufacturers and Retailers
    More than 250 attendees gathered at the Ala Moana Hotel for the first-ever “Made in Hawai‘i Presents: Your Future in E-Commerce” conference by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), on February 21. During various sessions and panels, industry leaders from Amazon and Shopify shared tips and insights on how Hawai‘i manufacturers and retailers can succeed in the e-commerce world.
  • Amazon and Shopify to Headline Made in Hawai‘i E-Commerce Conference on February 21
    The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), in collaboration with industry leaders Amazon and Shopify, announced today that the first-ever “Made in Hawai‘i Presents: Your Future in E-Commerce” conference will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel on Wednesday, February 21.

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