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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
December 2023 Marked the Fifth Consecutive Month with Declining Visitor Expenditures
Total visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands (860,831 visitors, -1.3%) and total visitor spending measured in nominal dollars ($1.96 billion, -1.2%) were down slightly in December 2023, compared to December 2022.
December 2023 Marked the Fifth Consecutive Month with Declining Visitor Expenditures
Hawaii December Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.9 Percent
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 2.9 percent, the same as in October and November.
Hawaii December Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.9 Percent
Locally Created Media Industry in Focus as Hawaii Content Creators Head into Awards Season and Leverage Range of Workforce Development Events at Home
Paving the way toward a more vibrant locally created media industry, Hawaii State DBEDT’s Creative Industries Division is supporting awards season marketing for local films to reach global audiences.
Locally Created Media Industry in Focus as Hawaii Content Creators Head into Awards Season and Leverage Range of Workforce Development Events at Home
First Convening of Maui Economic Recovery Commission
DBEDT and County of Maui Office of Economic Development convened the first meeting of the Maui Economic Recovery Commission on January 5, 2024 at the University of Hawaii Maui College in Kahului, Hawaii.
First Convening of Maui Economic Recovery Commission
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