News Releases

Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Statement on Surf Contests During COVID-19 PandemicPosted on January 5, 2021 in News
Following many discussions with health and natural resource leaders of the State to find a way forward for future surf contests in Hawaii, we have determined that the State will be suspending surf competitions at this time.
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Office of Planning
Public Hearing on Act 278, Study of Agricultural SubdivisionsPosted on December 10, 2020 in News
Office of Planning — The State Office of Planning will be holding a public hearing on Act 278, Session Laws of Hawaii 2019, which requires OP to study land subdivision and condominium property regime laws related to agricultural land on Oahu.
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Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report
Improvement Emerging in Hawaii’s EconomyPosted on December 4, 2020 in News
Based on recent developments in Hawaii’s economy, DBEDT now projects that Hawaii’s economic growth will fall by 11.2 percent in 2020, less than the 12.3 percent previously forecast.
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Hawaii State Energy Office
Hawaii Business and Events Recognized for Green PracticesPosted on December 4, 2020 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — 20 businesses, venues and events were recognized today for undertaking energy efficiency and sustainable business practices that will help their bottom line while advancing Hawaii’s clean energy and sustainability goals.
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Hawaii State Energy Office
Media Advisory: Gov. Ige to Recognize Hawaii Green Business Program AwardeesPosted on December 3, 2020 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — Gov. David Ige will participate in a virtual awards ceremony recognizing 20 businesses, venues and event organizers for their efforts to save energy, reduce waste and conserve water.
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Hawaii State Energy Office
Newly Released Report Includes Essential Hawaii Energy StatisticsPosted on November 19, 2020 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — Hawaii’s progress toward achieving its goals in energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean transportation and decarbonization is among the updates detailed in the 2020 edition of Hawaii’s Energy Facts and Figures.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Newly Released 2020 Hawaii Broadband Strategic PlanPosted on November 18, 2020 in News
The newly released Hawaii Broadband Strategic Plan 2020 provides a fresh look at ways to strengthen Hawaii’s broadband infrastructure and programs.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
HOPE Services Hawaii Awarded CARES Act Funding for Telehealth and Broadband ServicePosted on November 17, 2020 in News
HOPE Services Hawaii, a non-profit organization based in Hilo, Hawaii, was awarded CARES Act funding for telehealth and broadband access to service the homeless community on Hawaii Island.
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High Technology Development Corp.
Complimentary E-Commerce and Digital Marketing Support for Hawaii BusinessesPosted on November 12, 2020 in News
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — Hawaii’s businesses are invited to apply for e-commerce and digital marketing support offered under technical assistance for businesses funded by the Hawaii Business Pivot Grant program.
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Creative Lab Hawaii
Creative Lab Hawaii Announces Roster of Coaches and Speakers for Its 2020 Weekend Ideation Programs and Public PanelsPosted on November 11, 2020 in News
Connecting Hawaii creatives with entertainment industry insights and world-class mentors, Creative Lab Hawaii has a blockbuster list of coaches and speakers that will offer free public panels via Zoom.
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