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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Visitor Spending for August 2022 Surpassed Pre-pandemic August 2019Posted on September 29, 2022 in News
According to preliminary visitor statistics released by DBEDT, total visitor spending as measured by nominal dollars was $1.71 billion in August 2022.
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Hale Kalele/Hale Hilinai Affordable Rental Project Wins American Planning Association Best Practice AwardPosted on September 22, 2022 in News
Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. — The Hale Kalele/Hale Hilinai complex has been honored by the American Planning Association Hawaii Chapter with its 2021 Best Practice Award.
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Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 4.1 Percent in AugustPosted on September 15, 2022 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 4.1 percent, compared to the revised rate of 4.0 percent in July.
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Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report
Declining Investment Drives Down Hawaii Economic GrowthPosted on August 31, 2022 in News
DBEDT released its third quarter 2022 Statistical and Economic Report today. DBEDT lowered Hawaii economic growth projections for 2022 and 2023.
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July 2022 Visitor Arrivals Recover 92.4 Percent from July 2019Posted on August 29, 2022 in News
According to preliminary visitor statistics released by DBEDT, a total of 919,154 visitors came to the Hawaiian Islands in July 2022, representing a 92.4 percent recovery from July 2019.
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Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 4.1 Percent in JulyPosted on August 18, 2022 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 4.1 percent, compared to the revised rate of 4.2 percent in June.
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Pacific Tech 2022 Offers Tech OpportunitiesPosted on August 15, 2022 in News
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — Pacific Tech 2022 (formerly known as the Hawaii SBIR Conference) is happening in Honolulu in 2022.
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2021 State of Hawaii Data Book
DBEDT Releases 2021 State of Hawaii Data BookPosted on August 15, 2022 in News
DBEDT today released the 2021 edition of the “State of Hawaii Data Book.”
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Funding for Commercial Property Owners Through C-PACE CapitalPosted on August 8, 2022 in News
Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority — Hawaii joined thirty-nine other states when Governor Ige signed Act 183 (SLH 2022) into law authorizing Commercial Property Assessed Financing (C-PACE) in Hawaii.
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June 2022 Visitor Count Second Highest Since January 2020Posted on July 28, 2022 in News
According to preliminary visitor statistics released by DBEDT, a total of 842,927 visitors came to the Hawaiian Islands in June 2022, representing an 89 percent recovery from June 2019.
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