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DBEDT Continues to Project Sluggish Economic Growth in 2024
DBEDT released its second quarter 2024 Statistical and Economic Report today.
DBEDT Continues to Project Sluggish Economic Growth in 2024
Visitor Arrivals and Visitor Spending Decreased in April 2024
According to preliminary statistics from DBEDT, total visitor arrivals and total visitor spending in April 2024 decreased compared to April 2023.
Visitor Arrivals and Visitor Spending Decreased in April 2024
Hawaii April Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.1 Percent
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 3.1 percent, unchanged for four consecutive months.
Hawaii April Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.1 Percent
Creative Industries Educator Externship Conducted to Advance Creative Technical Skills for Hawaii Teachers, Enhance Student Workforce Readiness
Hawaii teachers were invited to learn more about career pathways and technical skills in digital design, fashion design, and media through a free Creative Industries Educator Externship on May 2, 2024.
Creative Industries Educator Externship Conducted to Advance Creative Technical Skills for Hawaii Teachers, Enhance Student Workforce Readiness
Visitor Arrivals and Visitor Spending Continued to Decline in March 2024
According to preliminary statistics from DBEDT, total visitor arrivals and total visitor spending in March 2024 declined in comparison to March 2023.
Visitor Arrivals and Visitor Spending Continued to Decline in March 2024
New HHFDC Fund Helps Nonprofit, Self-Help Home Developers
Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corp. — A new program offered by HHFDC sets aside funds for nonprofit community development financial institutions or other nonprofit housing development organizations who build self-help, for-sale housing for those in low- and moderate-income categories.
New HHFDC Fund Helps Nonprofit, Self-Help Home Developers
Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone Honors Customs Broker M. Bowers & Co. with Annual Excellence Award
DBEDT's Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9 division last week honored M. Bowers & Co., Inc. with its annual excellence award, given to businesses and other organizations that have made valuable contributions to our local international trade industry.
Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone Honors Customs Broker M. Bowers & Co. with Annual Excellence Award
Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority Awarded $62.45 Million Under EPA Solar for All Program
Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority — HGIA will be awarded $62.45 million from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority Awarded $62.45 Million Under EPA Solar for All Program
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