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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.

DBEDT E-newsletter – January 2024

Posted on Jan 24, 2024 in Main

As we embark on the promising journey of 2024, this issue of DBEDT’s newsletter reflects on our collective achievements and lessons from the past year and sets the stage for our ambitious goals and initiatives in the months ahead.

DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 2.9 percent, the same as in October and November.

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.

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.