News Releases

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
Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
DBEDT Partners with ICCC and Kaiser Permanente to Help Hawaii Small Businesses Achieve Long-Term SuccessPosted on October 7, 2019 in News
DBEDT's Business Development & Support Division is supporting the intensive executive education of 70 Hawaii small business owners by partnering with Inner City Capital Connections.
Read More DBEDT Partners with ICCC and Kaiser Permanente to Help Hawaii Small Businesses Achieve Long-Term Success
Office of Planning
State Recognized for Advances Made with GIS ProgramPosted on October 1, 2019 in News
Office of Planning/Office of Enterprise Technology Services — The State Office of Planning’s Hawaii Statewide Geographic Information System (GIS) Program received a Special Achievement in GIS award at the 2019 Esri User Conference, recently held in San Diego.
Read More State Recognized for Advances Made with GIS Program
Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
National Experts to Present on Opportunity Zone Program October 17, 2019Posted on October 1, 2019 in News
Designed for Certified Public Accountants (CPA), lawyers, bankers, real estate brokers, potential investors, and financial advisors, this seminar will address many questions that business owners and real estate developers considering Opportunity Fund investment opportunities in Hawaii may have.
Read More National Experts to Present on Opportunity Zone Program October 17, 2019
High Technology Development Corp.
The Entrepreneurs Sandbox Officially Opens on October 10, 2019Posted on September 30, 2019 in News
Hawaii Technology Development Corp.
Read More The Entrepreneurs Sandbox Officially Opens on October 10, 2019
Hawaii State Energy Office
Hawaii Earns Energy Efficiency Recognition for Eighth Straight YearPosted on September 25, 2019 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — The nonprofit Energy Services Coalition recognized Hawaii for the eighth consecutive year as the nation’s cumulative per capita leader for investment in state and county energy efficiency projects.
Read More Hawaii Earns Energy Efficiency Recognition for Eighth Straight Year
Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Small Business Regulatory Review Board Launches New WebsitePosted on September 19, 2019 in News
Small Business Regulatory Review Board — DBEDT's Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB) has a new website that will make the regulatory process more small business-friendly.
Read More Small Business Regulatory Review Board Launches New Website