News Releases

Creative Lab Hawaii
Creative Lab Hawaii Now Accepting Applications For Its Free 2020 Weekend Ideation ProgramsPosted on September 22, 2020 in News
DBEDT's Creative Industries Division announces that applications are being accepted for five Creative Lab Hawaii Weekend Ideation Programs.
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High Technology Development Corp.
State Offering $10 Million in Innovation Grants for PPE Supply Chain for Hawaii’s Small BusinessPosted on September 18, 2020 in News
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — Three companies were among the first group of businesses to receive funding to manufacture personal protective equipment under a program administered by HTDC and DBEDT.
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Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program
Statewide Information Sessions for the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan UpdatePosted on September 18, 2020 in News
Office of Planning — The State of Hawaii Office of Planning Statewide Sustainability Program is pleased to announce a series of virtual statewide Information Sharing Sessions to inform everyone about the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
State Launches Job Program for Displaced WorkersPosted on September 18, 2020 in News
Nonprofit organizations, the private sector and government have joined together to launch a program using federal CARES Act funding that will support Hawaii’s economy.
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Hawaii State Energy Office
Statement from Chief Energy Officer Scott GlennPosted on September 15, 2020 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — Chief Energy Officer Scott Glenn issued a statement regarding the veto of House Bill 1846 - Relating to Energy Efficiency.
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housing
Governor Ige Announces Rent Relief and Housing Assistance ProgramPosted on September 8, 2020 in News
Office of the Governor — Governor David Ige announced today the launch of the State of Hawaii Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program (RRHAP).
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
DBEDT Launches Hawaii Defense Economy WebsitePosted on September 8, 2020 in News
DBEDT announced the launch of its Hawaii Defense Economy (HDE) website, which includes updated data, information and resources about Hawaii’s second largest economic sector, national defense.
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Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report
Hawaii Economy Projected to Contract in 2020 at Slightly Higher Pace Than Previously ReportedPosted on August 28, 2020 in News
DBEDT released its third quarter 2020 Statistical and Economic Report today. In the report, DBEDT projected Hawaii’s economy will contract by 12.3 percent in 2020.
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2019 State of Hawaii Data Book
DBEDT Releases 2019 State of Hawaii Data BookPosted on August 14, 2020 in News
DBEDT today released the 2019 edition of the “State of Hawaii Data Book.” The book is in electronic form and is available on the DBEDT website.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha Showcases Locally Made Products OnlinePosted on August 10, 2020 in News
DBEDT announced today the launch of Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha, a platform that was created to feature made-in-Hawaii products and to provide greater exposure to local businesses experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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