News Releases

Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Tourism Recovery was Steady in February 2023Posted on March 30, 2023 in News
According to preliminary visitor statistics released by DBEDT, a total of 753,750 visitors arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in February 2023, an increase of 19.5 percent from February 2022.
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Made in Hawaii
Branding workshop Attracts Over 200 Hawaii Entrepreneurs, Manufacturers and Business OwnersPosted on March 29, 2023 in News
More than 200 attendees gathered at the Hawaii Convention Center for DBEDT's first-ever Made in Hawaii Branding Workshop today.
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Creative Lab Hawaii
Creative Lab Hawaii Music Immersive (CLHMI) Artists Place Music on ABC’s “The Company You Keep,” Airing this Sunday on ABCPosted on March 23, 2023 in News
Two Hawaii co-writers from Creative Lab’s Music Immersive February 2023 cohort have landed an original music sync licensing placement in the ABC series “The Company You Keep.”
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Hawaii’s February Unemployment Rate at 3.6 PercentPosted on March 23, 2023 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 3.6 percent, the same as in January.
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Made in Hawaii
Made in Hawaii Branding Workshop on March 29Posted on March 14, 2023 in News
DBEDT announced today that the first-ever Made in Hawaii Branding Workshop will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center on Wednesday, March 29.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Hawaii State Broadband Coordinator Recognized with Two Prestigious AwardsPosted on March 14, 2023 in News
State Broadband Coordinator of the Hawaii Broadband and Digital Equity Office, Burt Lum, was recently recognized with two awards for his important work championing digital equity in the state of Hawaii.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Hawaii’s January Unemployment Rate at 3.6 PercentPosted on March 10, 2023 in News
DBEDT today announced that the monthly labor statistics including labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rate have been revised from January 2010 to December 2022 and job count by industry has been revised from January 1990 to December 2022 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report
State Continues to Forecast a Better Hawaii Economy than the Nation in 2023Posted on March 2, 2023 in News
DBEDT released its first quarter 2023 Statistical and Economic Report today. DBEDT kept its economic growth projections for 2023 and 2024 at 1.7 percent and 2.1 percent, respectively, unchanged from the projections made in the previous quarter.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Visitor Industry Continued Recovery in January 2023Posted on February 28, 2023 in News
According to preliminary visitor statistics released by DBEDT, a total of 791,781 visitors arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in January 2023, up 37.9 percent from January 2022.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
December 2022 Total Visitor Count 91.5 Percent of the 2019 LevelPosted on January 30, 2023 in News
According to preliminary visitor statistics released by DBEDT, a total of 871,870 visitors arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in December 2022, representing a 91.5 percent recovery from the same month in 2019.
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