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Media Advisory: Celebrate Manufacturing Day with “Made in Hawaii” Company Tours on Friday, Oct. 5
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — Learn about Hawaii’s growing manufacturing industry and its wide range of job opportunities by touring leading local manufacturers on Friday, Oct. 5.
New Sister-State Relationship Between Hawaii and Goa, India
Gov. David Y. Ige, signed a historic agreement with delegates from Goa, a state in India, which is Hawaii’s first sister-state relationship with a jurisdiction in India.
New Report Highlights Top 20 Jobs in Hawaii
DBEDT released a report on Top 20 Occupations in Hawaii. “This report is an important tool to understand Hawaii’s current job market, as we continue to look for ways to diversify job opportunities for our local residents,” said DBEDT Director Luis P. Salaveria.
Media Advisory: Signing Ceremony for Historic Agreement Between Hawaii and Goa, India
Under an agreement facilitated by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, Gov. David Y. Ige, will sign an historic agreement with delegates from Goa, a state in India, to establish a sister-state relationship.
Creative Lab Hawaii Music Immersive Artists Featured on Fox Trailers for TV Series “Empire” and “Star”
DBEDT congratulates Creative Lab Hawaii Music Immersive (CLHMI) Fellows, Faith Rivera and Olivia (LIIV) Cargile, on the placement of songs in two of the biggest online television promos of the upcoming television season.
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Kilauea Volcanic Eruption & Earthquakes

Low-Cost Loans for Lava Flow Impacted Small Businesses! Has your business been harmed by the Kilauea Lava Flow? CLICK HERE for information and applications!

As a result of the President’s major disaster declaration, applications for disaster remediation loans as a result of the Kilauea lava flow may be filed with the US Small Business Administration.

Application Filing Deadlines:

  • Economic Injury:  March 14, 2019

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