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Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report
State Economic Forecast Unchanged Despite Significant Downward Revision for the U.S. EconomyPosted on November 30, 2022 in News
DBEDT released its fourth quarter 2022 Statistical and Economic Report today. DBEDT kept economic growth projections for 2022 and 2023 for the State unchanged at 2.6 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
October 2022 Total Visitor Count 95.1 Percent of 2019 LevelPosted on November 28, 2022 in News
According to preliminary visitor statistics released by DBEDT, a total of 757,182 visitors arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in October 2022, representing a 95.1 percent recovery from the same month in 2019.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Hawaii’s October Unemployment Rate at 3.4 PercentPosted on November 17, 2022 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 3.4 percent, compared to 3.5 percent in September.
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Creative Lab Hawaii
Open Call for 2023 Creative Lab Hawaii Music Immersive Program ApplicationsPosted on November 11, 2022 in News
Creative Lab Hawaii, founded by DBEDT's Creative Industries Division to accelerate new business and monetize opportunities for Hawaii's creative entrepreneurs is accepting applications for the 2023 Creative Lab Hawaii Music Immersive program.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
September 2022 Total Visitor Count Was 95.5 Percent of the 2019 LevelPosted on October 27, 2022 in News
According to preliminary visitor statistics released by DBEDT, a total of 703,270 visitors arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in September 2022, representing a 95.5 percent recovery from the same month in 2019.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Hawaii’s September Unemployment Rate at 3.5 PercentPosted on October 20, 2022 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 3.5 percent, compared to the revised rate of 4.0 percent in August.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Joint Statement on the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s U.S. Brand Management & Global Support ServicesPosted on October 5, 2022 in News
The parties to the contested award of the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s U.S. Brand Management & Global Support Services procurement are pleased to announce that a potential pathway towards a resolution has been identified for the best interest of the people of Hawaii.
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High Technology Development Corp.
Pacific Tech 2022 Offers Tech OpportunitiesPosted on October 4, 2022 in News
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — Pacific Tech 2022, offered by the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation DBEDT, returns to Hawaii.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Small Business Regulatory Review Board Website EnhancementsPosted on October 4, 2022 in News
Small Business Regulatory Review Board — DBEDT's Small Business Regulatory Review Board is pleased to announce enhancements to the SBRRB website that will make it simpler for small business owners and other users to navigate government regulations.
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Hawaii State Energy Office Seeks Input on Partnering OpportunitiesPosted on September 29, 2022 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — The Hawaii State Energy Office is seeking input on federal funding opportunities under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
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