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New business resource centers open on Hawaii Island


In an effort to support local entrepreneurs forming small businesses, the County of Hawai‘i’s Department of Research and Development recently opened two Business Resource Centers, in Hilo and in Kona.

Located in the departmentʻs offices in the Hawaiʻi County Building in Hilo and the West Hawai‘i Civic Center in Kona, the Business Resource Center serves as a one-stop-shop for small business information. Each location is equipped with a public use computer, a collection of business registration forms, and staff to assist entrepreneurs to get started.

The Business Resource Center is pleased to partner with the Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center Network, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, the State Departments of Commerce & Consumer Affairs and Taxation, and other County agencies on this initiative.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., except for State Holidays. Anyone interested in this new resource is welcome to stop by or visit the department online at and download the Business Resource Center’s guide, “How to Start a Business in Hawai‘i County.”

For more information, contact Beth Dykstra at (808) 961-8035 or email

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