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Funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. SBA, HiSTEP assists 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.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to support Hawaii’s small businesses as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the details on their various relief options.   

You can also find information about local services offered by the SBA Hawaii District Office here

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“Made in Hawaiʻi” Kicks into High Gear

Buy Hawaiʻi, Give Aloha is now “Made in Hawaiʻi”, and we are kicking the brand into high gear for the holidays. With campaign exposure planned for television, live streams, ads, magazines, and social media, don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain more exposure for your company’s e-commerce.  Sign up now to be part of our list of Hawaiʻi companies selling “Made in Hawaiʻi” products.  

Hawaii Defense Economy

Military-related spending in Hawaii is second only to tourism and contributes to thousands of jobs. DBEDT is committed to understanding the importance of DoD spending and to fostering resiliency efforts should DoD spending change.

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Community Based Economic Development (CBED)

CBED offers loans to eligible small businesses that support economic development in their communities. Also grants available to non-profits for technical assistance in applying for federal grants!

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2023 HiSTEP Registration and Company Assistance – APPLY TODAY!Posted on November 28, 2022
The Hawaiʻi State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP) has officially launched for 2023!  Funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program, or HISTEP, assists Hawaii small businesses with their export development. The HiSTEP Company Assistance (HiSTEP-CA) provides financial assistance to eligible individual Hawaii companies to support their export development activities.
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Pacific Tech 2022 Offers Tech OpportunitiesPosted on August 17, 2022
HONOLULU – Pacific Tech 2022 (formerly known as the Hawai‘i SBIR Conference) is happening in Honolulu. This updated, biannual event brings Pacific region technology and engineering organizations/companies together with government customers, investors, prime contractors, federal SBIR/STTR program representatives, and other supporting government agencies.
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DBEDT Releases 2021 State of Hawaii Data BookPosted on August 16, 2022
HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism(DBEDT) today released the 2021 edition of the “State of Hawai‘i Data Book.” †he book is in electronic form and is available on the DBEDT website at: dbedt.hawaii.gov/economic/databook. The data may be downloaded in whole or in part as either PDF or Excel files.
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State Launches New Program to Increase Access to Capital for Small BusinessesPosted on July 19, 2022
HONOLULU - The Hawai‘i State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) today announced the launch of a new program to increase access to credit for small businesses and nonprofits statewide.
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