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Hawaii to Receive $62 Million in Federal Funding Through American Rescue PlanPosted on May 19, 2022 in News
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — HTDC announced today that the State of Hawaii’s application has been approved by the U.S. Treasury for the State Small Business Credit Initiative.
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Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 4.2 Percent in AprilPosted on May 19, 2022 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 4.2 percent, compared to 4.1 percent in March.
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Hawaii State Energy Office Hosts Statewide Community Workshops to Empower Community VoicesPosted on May 6, 2022 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — To help the state reach its energy goals, The Hawaii State Energy Office is hosting a series of statewide community workshops in May to share information and gather input to empower community participation in the clean energy transition.
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Grand Opening Held for HHFDC-backed Hale Kalele Affordable Rental ProjectPosted on May 5, 2022 in News
Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corp. — Gov. David Ige joined Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald and officials from the Kobayashi Group at today’s grand opening ceremony for the mixed-use Hale Kalele project.
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State’s Sustainability Plan Receives National AwardPosted on May 5, 2022 in News
Office of the Governor — The State of Hawaii’s Office of Planning and Sustainable Development announced the state’s Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan: Charting a Course of the Decade of Action (2020-2030) — received a national Merit Award from the American Planning Association.
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State Study Shows Nearly Half of Hawaii Employees Working Remotely as of August 31, 2021Posted on April 29, 2022 in News
According to a report released today by DBEDT of Hawaii businesses and employees, an estimated 198,224 (42.4%) private sector payroll employees were working remotely as of August 31, 2021.
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Visitor Industry Continued to Recover in March 2022Posted on April 28, 2022 in News
According to preliminary visitor statistics released by DBEDT total spending by visitors who came to the islands in March 2022 was $1.53 billion, which was higher compared to the $1.49 billion (+2.5%) reported for March 2019.
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Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 4.1 Percent in MarchPosted on April 14, 2022 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 4.1 percent, compared to the revised rate of 4.2 percent in February.
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Visitor Industry Continued Improvement in FebruaryPosted on March 31, 2022 in News
According to preliminary visitor statistics released by DBEDT, total spending by visitors who came to the islands in February 2022 was $1.31 billion, compared to $397.1 million (+229.9%) spent in February 2021.
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Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 4.3 Percent in FebruaryPosted on March 24, 2022 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 4.3 percent, unchanged from the revised rate of 4.3 percent in January.
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