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DBEDT Establishes Military and Community Relations OfficePosted on March 25, 2024 in News
DBEDT has established a Military and Community Relations Office which will focus on effective collaboration and transparency between the State of Hawaii, county governments, the community and the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Hawaii February Unemployment Rate at 3.1 PercentPosted on March 21, 2024 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 3.1 percent, the same as in January.
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HHFDC Selects Master Planner for Key Kapolei ParcelPosted on March 15, 2024 in News
Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corp. — HHFDC has selected two experienced homebuilding companies to master plan and develop up to 900 affordable rental and for-sale homes at one of the largest, remaining undeveloped properties in the Villages of Kapolei.
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Hawaii January Unemployment Rate at 3.1 PercentPosted on March 8, 2024 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 3.1 percent, compared to the revised rate of 3.0 percent for the prior four months.
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New Forecast Continues to Show Lower Economic Growth in Hawaii in 2024Posted on March 6, 2024 in News
DBEDT released its first quarter 2024 Statistical and Economic Report today.
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Tourism Industry Continued to Show Weakness in January 2024Posted on February 29, 2024 in News
In January 2024, total visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands and total visitor spending measured in nominal dollars declined compared to January 2023.
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Hawaii-Philippines Sister Province Symposium Coming to Honolulu, Hawaii March 13, 2024Posted on February 28, 2024 in News
DBEDT, in partnership with the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, will be presenting the Hawaii-Philippines Sister Province Symposium on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at the Hawaii Convention Center.
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HHFDC Response to AARP Report on Hawaii HousingPosted on February 27, 2024 in News
Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. — HHFDC clarified today several misstatements made by AARP Hawaii (AARP) in its Feb. 26 press release regarding the possible loss of the affordability of approximately 10,000 housing units in the state over the next 20 years.
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SBA Awards Cyber Assistance Grant to DBEDTPosted on February 26, 2024 in News
DBEDT has been awarded a $936,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration Cybersecurity for Small Business Pilot Program.
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E-Commerce Conference Featuring Amazon and Shopify Attracts More Than 250 Hawaii Manufacturers and RetailersPosted on February 22, 2024 in News
More than 250 attendees gathered at the Ala Moana Hotel for the first-ever "Made in Hawaii Presents: Your Future in E-Commerce" conference.
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