News Releases

Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
New Sister-State Relationship Between Hawaii and Goa, IndiaPosted on September 28, 2018 in News
Gov. David Y. Ige, signed a historic agreement with delegates from Goa, a state in India, which is Hawaii’s first sister-state relationship with a jurisdiction in India.
Read More New Sister-State Relationship Between Hawaii and Goa, India
Research & Economic Analysis Division
New Report Highlights Top 20 Jobs in HawaiiPosted on September 27, 2018 in News
DBEDT released a report on Top 20 Occupations in Hawaii. “This report is an important tool to understand Hawaii’s current job market, as we continue to look for ways to diversify job opportunities for our local residents,” said DBEDT Director Luis P. Salaveria.
Read More New Report Highlights Top 20 Jobs in Hawaii
Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Media Advisory: Signing Ceremony for Historic Agreement Between Hawaii and Goa, IndiaPosted on September 26, 2018 in News
Under an agreement facilitated by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, Gov. David Y. Ige, will sign an historic agreement with delegates from Goa, a state in India, to establish a sister-state relationship.
Read More Media Advisory: Signing Ceremony for Historic Agreement Between Hawaii and Goa, India
Creative Lab Hawaii
Creative Lab Hawaii Music Immersive Artists Featured on Fox Trailers for TV Series “Empire” and “Star”Posted on September 26, 2018 in News
DBEDT congratulates Creative Lab Hawaii Music Immersive (CLHMI) Fellows, Faith Rivera and Olivia (LIIV) Cargile, on the placement of songs in two of the biggest online television promos of the upcoming television season.
Read More Creative Lab Hawaii Music Immersive Artists Featured on Fox Trailers for TV Series “Empire” and “Star”
Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
SBA Announces $450,000 Award to DBEDTPosted on September 25, 2018 in News
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced an award of $450,000 to continue the Hawaii State Trade Export Program (HiSTEP).
Read More SBA Announces $450,000 Award to DBEDT
Innovate Hawaii
Media Advisory: Local Businesses Invited to Learn About Research & Development Tax CreditsPosted on September 18, 2018 in News
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.
Read More Media Advisory: Local Businesses Invited to Learn About Research & Development Tax Credits
High Technology Development Corp.
Three Business Leaders Appointed to HTDC Board of DirectorsPosted on September 6, 2018 in News
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.
Read More Three Business Leaders Appointed to HTDC Board of Directors
Hawaii State Energy Office
Electronic Filing Now Available for Solar Water Heater Variance ApplicationsPosted on September 4, 2018 in News
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.
Read More Electronic Filing Now Available for Solar Water Heater Variance Applications
Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report
Hawaii’s Economy Continues to Expand at Slower PacePosted on August 22, 2018 in News
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.
Read More Hawaii’s Economy Continues to Expand at Slower Pace
2017 State of Hawaii Data Book
DBEDT Releases 50th Edition of the State of Hawaii Data BookPosted on August 15, 2018 in News
DBEDT today released the 2017 edition of the “State of Hawaii Data Book.” The state’s Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawaii in a single compilation.
Read More DBEDT Releases 50th Edition of the State of Hawaii Data Book