News Releases

Hawaii’s Economy Continues to ExpandPosted on February 8, 2017 in NewsQuarterly Statistical & Economic Report
DBEDT released its first quarter 2017 Statistical and Economic Report, which shows Hawaii’s economy continues to expand at a slightly reduced rate.
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HTDC Hosts Venue for Illuminating “How to Think Like an Entrepreneur” WorkshopPosted on January 26, 2017 in NewsHigh Technology Development Corp.
High Technology Development Corp. — Visionaries from the economic, tech and biotechnology communities are set to inspire future innovators with the “How to Think Like an Entrepreneur” workshop Feb. 6 – 10, held at the Manoa Innovation Center by venue sponsor HTDC.
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DBEDT Issues Final Call for Clean Energy Event SponsorshipsPosted on January 25, 2017 in NewsHawaii State Energy Office
Hawaii State Energy Office — DBEDT's Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) is announcing the last call to apply for up to $10,000 in fiscal year 2017 sponsorship funding for events which assist in the efforts to raise awareness and garner support of Hawaii’s clean energy goals.
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HTDC Awarded $2.5 Million to Manage Hawaii’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership CenterPosted on January 24, 2017 in NewsManufacturing Extension Partnership
High Technology Development Corp. — HTDC has been awarded $2.5 million in federal funding by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program.
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DBEDT Launches 2017 HiSTEP Export Promotion ProgramPosted on January 20, 2017 in NewsDept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
DBEDT has launched the 2017 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP), a multifaceted program designed to assist Hawaii small businesses with their export development.
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HTDC Small Business Grantees Honored with National Tibbetts Award at the White HousePosted on January 20, 2017 in NewsHigh Technology Development Corp.
High Technology Development Corp. — Two Hawaii-based businesses and recipients of HTDC's Hawaii Small Business Innovation Research (HSBIR) grant, have received the national Tibbetts Award for 2016.
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New Executive Director Named for HGIAPosted on January 20, 2017 in NewsGreen Energy Market Securitization
Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority — HGIA announces Gwen Yamamoto Lau as its new Executive Director, effective today. Yamamoto Lau joined HGIA in May 2016 as Managing Director and brings more than 30 years of strategic leadership and management experience in commercial and credit union banking as well as community development financing.
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DBEDT Accepting Forms for New Renewable Fuels Tax CreditPosted on January 11, 2017 in NewsPhotovoltaic panels, wind turbine
Hawaii State Energy Office — DBEDT is now accepting notifications from renewable fuels producers planning to pursue Hawaii’s new renewable fuels tax credit.
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State’s Clean Energy Progress Outlined in DBEDT ReportPosted on December 27, 2016 in NewsHawaii's Energy Future
Hawaii State Energy Office — DBEDT's Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) has released its 2016 Energy Resources Coordinator’s Annual Report, which highlights the policies and activities that have advanced the state approximately a quarter of the way toward its target of achieving 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.
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Creative Lab Hawaii – Web-Series Immersive Fellow, Dee McBride, Lands Licensing Deal on her Web-Series, “Paradise Justice”Posted on December 21, 2016 in NewsCreative Lab Hawaii
DBEDT's Creative Industries Division (CID) applauds web-series co-creator and executive producer, Dee McBride, a current Creative Lab Hawaii - Web-Series Immersive fellow, and her husband/partner Shawn McBride, for landing a licensing deal on their scripted web-series titled, “Paradise Justice,” with Seeka.TV
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