News Releases

Hawaii State Energy Office
State Unveils New Online Tool to Assess Potential of Contaminated Sites for Renewable Energy DevelopmentPosted on November 21, 2019 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — The State of Hawaii has launched a new online mapping tool as part of its Hawaii Brightfields Initiative.
Read More State Unveils New Online Tool to Assess Potential of Contaminated Sites for Renewable Energy Development
Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report
Economic Forecasts for Next Few Years Remain UnchangedPosted on November 19, 2019 in News
DBEDT raised its economic growth forecast for 2019 by one-tenth of a percentage point from the third quarter forecast to 1.2 percent and kept the growth rates for the next three years unchanged at a range between 1.2 and 1.3 percent.
Read More Economic Forecasts for Next Few Years Remain Unchanged
Creative Lab Hawaii
Creative Lab Hawaii Announces Seven Selected Fellows to Attend and Pitch Projects at American Film Market 2019Posted on November 7, 2019 in News
DBEDT's Creative Industries Division (CID) continues to grow opportunities for Hawaii’s entrepreneurs.
Read More Creative Lab Hawaii Announces Seven Selected Fellows to Attend and Pitch Projects at American Film Market 2019
Creative Lab Hawaii
Creative Lab Hawaii Invites Community to Indigenous Storytellers Panel and DiscussionPosted on November 6, 2019 in News
Creative Lab Hawaii, founded by the DBEDT's Creative Industries Division (CID), will host an Indigenous Storytellers Panel and Discussion on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
Read More Creative Lab Hawaii Invites Community to Indigenous Storytellers Panel and Discussion
Hawaii State Energy Office
Hawaii One of Four States Selected for Energy Security ExercisePosted on October 29, 2019 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — Hawaii was one of four states selected by the National Governors Association to participate in a state-focused technical assistance project to enhance their experiences in the GridEx V energy security exercise.
Read More Hawaii One of Four States Selected for Energy Security Exercise
Hawaii State Energy Office
Statement from Chief Energy Officer Scott GlennPosted on October 24, 2019 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — Chief Energy Officer Scott Glenn issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s affirmation that he plans to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement.
Read More Statement from Chief Energy Officer Scott Glenn
Research & Economic Analysis Division
New Report Shows Consumer Debt Grew Slower in Hawaii than the Nation in the Past Four QuartersPosted on October 18, 2019 in News
DBEDT today released a report, “Hawaii Consumer Debt Report: 2019 Update,” which shows that total consumer debt increased 2.3 percent for Hawaii consumers between the second quarter of 2018 and the second quarter of 2019.
Read More New Report Shows Consumer Debt Grew Slower in Hawaii than the Nation in the Past Four Quarters
Hawaii Small Business Innovation Research Program
HTDC to Host Federal Funding Opportunities Presentations Featuring Grants and Contracting OrganizationsPosted on October 18, 2019 in News
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — HTDC will host a two-day federal funding opportunities event featuring Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant programs and National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) contracting program.
Read More HTDC to Host Federal Funding Opportunities Presentations Featuring Grants and Contracting Organizations
Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority
Total Economic Impact Generated by NELHA’s HOST Park Remains Over $100 Million AnnuallyPosted on October 16, 2019 in News
Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority — An analysis of the economic impact of NELHA’s HOST Park at Keahole Point found that total economic impact of the park was $104 million in 2018.
Read More Total Economic Impact Generated by NELHA’s HOST Park Remains Over $100 Million Annually
Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
New Study Shows International Students Contributed $447 Million to Hawaii’s EconomyPosted on October 9, 2019 in News
DBEDT released a report today which analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy.
Read More New Study Shows International Students Contributed $447 Million to Hawaii’s Economy