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New Study Shows International Students Contributed $498 Million to Hawaii’s Economy
DBEDT released a report today which analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy.
Hawaii’s Economy Continues Growing at a Slower Pace
DBEDT released its fourth quarter 2018 Statistical and Economic Report today. In this report, DBEDT revised its projection on Hawaii's economic growth downward to 1 percent for 2018.
Creative Lab Hawaii Music Immersive Finalists to Showcase Talents at TAXI Road Rally 2018
Opening revenue and creativity channels for Hawaii’s musicians, Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) is proud to announce four finalists from its 2018 Music Immersive program will attend TAXI Road Rally.
DBEDT Launches 2019 HiSTEP Export Promotion Program
DBEDT launched the 2019 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP), a comprehensive program designed to assist Hawaii small businesses to increase their exports.
Creative Lab Hawaii Announces Immersive Program Fellows to Attend Prestigious American Film Market for 2018
Strengthening industry access for Hawaii’s creative entrepreneurs, DBEDT's Creative Industries Division announces selected fellows of the Creative Lab Hawaii Immersive Program who will participate in the world’s largest motion picture business event at the 2018 American Film Market.
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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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