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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.

What’s New

SBA Announces $450,000 Award to DBEDT
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced an award of $450,000 to continue the Hawaii State Trade Export Program (HiSTEP).
Media Advisory: Local Businesses Invited to Learn About Research & Development Tax Credits
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — Learn to take advantage of tax credits at the Hawaii Research & Development Tax Credits for Businesses Workshop, presented by Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel and CW Associates, CPAs.
Three Business Leaders Appointed to HTDC Board of Directors
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — HTDC welcomed three new members to its board: Martin Zorn, Creighton Arita and Isabella Hughes. The board of directors oversees the direction of the agency and is in charge of managing the business of HTDC.
Electronic Filing Now Available for Solar Water Heater Variance Applications
Hawaii State Energy Office — The State of Hawaii has made several changes to the application process for a solar water heater variance, including a new electronic filing option and the addition of a $25 processing fee.
Hawaii’s Economy Continues to Expand at Slower Pace
DBEDT released its third quarter 2018 Statistical and Economic Report today. In this report, DBEDT revised its projection on Hawaii economic growth downward to 1.5 percent for 2018.
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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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