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DBEDT Continues to Project Sluggish Economic Growth in 2024Posted on June 6, 2024 in News
DBEDT released its second quarter 2024 Statistical and Economic Report today.
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Visitor Arrivals and Visitor Spending Decreased in April 2024Posted on May 30, 2024 in News
According to preliminary statistics from DBEDT, total visitor arrivals and total visitor spending in April 2024 decreased compared to April 2023.
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Hawaii April Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.1 PercentPosted on May 16, 2024 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 3.1 percent, unchanged for four consecutive months.
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Creative Industries Hawaii
Creative Industries Educator Externship Conducted to Advance Creative Technical Skills for Hawaii Teachers, Enhance Student Workforce ReadinessPosted on May 9, 2024 in News
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.
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Visitor Arrivals and Visitor Spending Continued to Decline in March 2024Posted on April 30, 2024 in News
According to preliminary statistics from DBEDT, total visitor arrivals and total visitor spending in March 2024 declined in comparison to March 2023.
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New HHFDC Fund Helps Nonprofit, Self-Help Home DevelopersPosted on April 29, 2024 in News
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.
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Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9
Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone Honors Customs Broker M. Bowers & Co. with Annual Excellence AwardPosted on April 24, 2024 in News
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.
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Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority Awarded $62.45 Million Under EPA Solar for All ProgramPosted on April 22, 2024 in News
Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority — HGIA will be awarded $62.45 million from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
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Hawaii March Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.1 PercentPosted on April 18, 2024 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 3.1 percent, the same as in January and February.
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State Purchase of Former Maui Hotel Provides Short-term Housing for Fire Survivors, Long-term Housing for Teachers and Other Workforce Residents of the Valley IslePosted on March 28, 2024 in News
Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corp. — HHFDC announced today that it closed on the purchase of the former Maui Sun Hotel in Kihei from Haggai International Institute for Advanced Leadership Training.
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