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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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Creative Industries Hawaii
Bizgenics Foundation to Open Media Soundstage at Entrepreneurs Sandbox in KakaakoPosted on November 10, 2020 in News
The nonprofit Bizgenics Foundation has been awarded a contract by DBEDT’s Creative Industries Division to operate and manage the ID8 Studios soundstage at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox.
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Research & Economic Analysis Division
International Students Contributed $381 Million to Hawaii’s Economy in 2019Posted on November 6, 2020 in News
DBEDT issued The Economic Impact of International Students in Hawaii: Calendar Year 2019 report.
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Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9
Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9’s First Administrator, Homer A. Maxey, Receives Lifetime Achievement AwardPosted on November 5, 2020 in News
Homer A. Maxey, who helped establish Hawaii’s Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9 and was the program’s first administrator was honored by the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Hawaii State Energy Office
Statement from Chief Energy Officer Scott GlennPosted on November 4, 2020 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — The United States today officially withdrew from the Paris climate agreement making it the only nation in the world to abandon the landmark accord.
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Creative Lab Hawaii
Music Creatives Invited to Explore New Revenue Streams through Free Creative Lab Hawaii Virtual ProgramPosted on November 2, 2020 in News
Maximizing monetary opportunities for Hawaii’s music-making community, a new Creative Lab Hawaii virtual program, spearheaded by the State DBEDT's Creative Industries Division, is now open to the public for registration.
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Hawaii Business Pivot Grant Now Open for ApplicationsPosted on October 23, 2020 in News
Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii — The Hawaii Business Pivot Grant program today opened its application portal for eligible Hawaii businesses and non-profits.
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Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority
Spike in Seafood Processing Facilities in Kailua-Kona to Add 150 Jobs Over the Next Several YearsPosted on October 16, 2020 in News
Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority — Two of NELHA’s Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology (HOST) Park success stories, Blue Ocean Mariculture and Kowa Premium Foods Hawaii are poised for additional growth and expansion with the creation of over 150 jobs over the next several years.
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