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Tourism Industry Continued to Show Weakness in January 2024
In January 2024, total visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands and total visitor spending measured in nominal dollars declined compared to January 2023.
Tourism Industry Continued to Show Weakness in January 2024
Hawaii-Philippines Sister Province Symposium Coming to Honolulu, Hawaii March 13, 2024
DBEDT, in partnership with the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, will be presenting the Hawaii-Philippines Sister Province Symposium on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Hawaii-Philippines Sister Province Symposium Coming to Honolulu, Hawaii March 13, 2024
HHFDC Response to AARP Report on Hawaii Housing
Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. — HHFDC clarified today several misstatements made by AARP Hawaii (AARP) in its Feb. 26 press release regarding the possible loss of the affordability of approximately 10,000 housing units in the state over the next 20 years.
HHFDC Response to AARP Report on Hawaii Housing
SBA Awards Cyber Assistance Grant to DBEDT
DBEDT has been awarded a $936,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration Cybersecurity for Small Business Pilot Program.
SBA Awards Cyber Assistance Grant to DBEDT
E-Commerce Conference Featuring Amazon and Shopify Attracts More Than 250 Hawaii Manufacturers and Retailers
More than 250 attendees gathered at the Ala Moana Hotel for the first-ever "Made in Hawaii Presents: Your Future in E-Commerce" conference.
E-Commerce Conference Featuring Amazon and Shopify Attracts More Than 250 Hawaii Manufacturers and Retailers
Final Version of Hawaii Digital Equity Plan Published
Hawaii Broadband and Digital Equity Office — With the aim of ensuring universal access to the internet and addressing diverse digital needs across our state, DBEDT's Hawaii Broadband and Digital Equity Office has published the final version of its Hawaii Digital Equity Plan.
Final Version of Hawaii Digital Equity Plan Published
Hawaii Reaffirms Sister State Relationship with Ehime Prefecture
Governor Josh Green, M.D., and Governor Tokihiro Nakamura of Ehime Prefecture, reaffirmed the Hawaii-Ehime sister-state agreement on Friday, February 9, 2024.
Hawaii Reaffirms Sister State Relationship with Ehime Prefecture
Amazon and Shopify to Headline Made in Hawaii E-Commerce Conference on February 21
DBEDT, in collaboration with industry leaders Amazon and Shopify, announced today that the first-ever “Made in Hawaii Presents: Your Future in E-Commerce” conference will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel on Wednesday, February 21.
Amazon and Shopify to Headline Made in Hawaii E-Commerce Conference on February 21
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