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The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism is Hawaii’s resource center for economic and statistical data, business development opportunities, energy and conservation information, and foreign trade advantages.

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DBEDT Releases 50th Edition of the State of Hawaii Data Book
DBEDT today released the 2017 edition of the “State of Hawaii Data Book.” The state’s Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawaii in a single compilation.
Small Business Regulatory Review Board Commemorates 20th Anniversary
Small Business Regulatory Review Board — The SBRRB is the “watchdog” for the more than 128,000 small businesses in that may be impacted by rules and regulations promulgated by state and county agencies.
HTDC Expands Tech Training Services to Enhance Local Workforce Development
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — HTDC's INNOVATE Hawaii program became an approved provider of the Employment & Training Fund (ETF).
DBEDT Releases Population and Economic Projections to 2045
DBEDT released a report today, “Population and Economic Projections for the State of Hawaii to 2045.”
Small Business Grant Brings Jobs, Business to Hawaii Island
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — HTDC, Tridentis Advanced Marine Vehicles (AMV) launched in Kona last November to continue its development of the world’s most advanced autonomous and unmanned marine vehicles.
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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:

  • Physical Damage:  August 13, 2018
  • Economic Injury:  March 14, 2019

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