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New report shows consumer debt grew slower in Hawaii than the nation in the past four quarters

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) today released a report, “Hawai‘i Consumer Debt Report: 2019 Update,” which shows that total consumer debt increased 2.3 percent for Hawai‘i consumers between the second quarter of 2018 and the second quarter of 2019, lower than the 4.1 percent increase at the national level. It is […]

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International students add $447M to Hawaii’s economy

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released a report today which analyzes the impact of international students on Hawai‘i’s economy. The Economic Impact of International Students in Hawai‘i – 2019 Update report shows that the direct spending by foreign students in Hawai‘i was $216.9 million for calendar […]

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Small business regulatory review launches new website

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB) has a new website that will make the regulatory process more small business-friendly.

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State Energy Office hosts community meetings on utility ownership & regulation

The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) will host a series of community meetings across the state next week to gather input for a study being done on future models for utility ownership and regulation in Hawaii.

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Creative Lab Hawaii participates in American Film Market 2018

Strengthening industry access for Hawaii’s creative entrepreneurs, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) announces selected fellows of the Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) Immersive Program who will participate in the world’s largest motion picture business event at the 2018 American Film Market (AFM). Hosting professionals from across the globe […]

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A silver swath of sunglint surrounds half of the Hawaiian islands in this true-color Terra MODIS image acquired on May 27, 2003. Sunglint reveals turbulence in the surface waters of the Pacific Ocean. If the surface of the water was as smooth as a perfect mirror, we would see the circle of the Sun as a perfect reflection. But because the surface of the water is ruffled with waves, each wave acts like a mirror and the Sun’s reflection gets softened into a broader silver swath, called the sunglint region. In this scene, the winds ruffling the water surface around the Hawaiian Islands create varying patterns, leaving some areas calmer than others. Southwest of Hawaii and Maui, on their leeward sides, calmer waters are indicated by brighter silver coloration. Conversely, notice how most of the vegetation on the Hawaiian Islands grows on their northeastern, or windward, sides. From lower right to upper left, the “Big Island” (Hawaii), Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau islands all make up the state of Hawaii, which lies more than 2,000 miles from any other part of the United States. The small red dot on the Big Island’s southeastern side marks a hot spot on Kilauea Volcano’s southern flank. Kilauea has been erupting almost continuously since January 1983, and is one of the world’s best studied volcanoes. Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

State of Hawaii Data Book for 2017 released and available online

The state’s Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawaii in a single compilation. With more than 800 data tables, classified into 24 sections, it covers a broad range of statistical information in areas such as population, education, environment, economics, energy, business enterprises, government, tourism, and transportation.

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Public input sought on spending possible $8M Volkswagen settlement

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is seeking public input as it develops a non-binding plan to spend up to $8.125 million from a settlement with German automaker Volkswagen to promote the reduction of vehicle emissions in Hawaii. The funds represent Hawaii’s share of a $2.925 billion Environmental Mitigation Trust established as […]

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DBEDT seeks to make clean energy more accessible for Hawaii

The program will solidify Hawaii’s position as a national leader in a growing movement to develop clean energy financing solutions. GEMS is designed to help meet the state’s ambitious renewable energy and energy efficiency goals by using public dollars to mobilize private-sector capital in a way that stimulates the growth of Hawaii’s clean energy economy.

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Governor releases $28M for DBEDT infrastructure

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released more than $28.3 million in capital improvement project (CIP) funds administered by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). More than $13 million of these CIP funds will go toward improvements to Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii (NELHA) facilities on Hawaii Island. “A successful test-bed […]

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Hu Honua purchase agreement aligned with state energy goals

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) State Energy Office commends the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) approval of the Hu Honua 21.5 MW biomass power purchase agreement on Hawaii Island. “DBEDT commends the PUC for carrying out the state’s energy policy directives in pursuit of a diversified energy portfolio,” said […]

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Nonprofit arts, culture industry generates $159M

MEDIA RELEASE The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $159,605,567 in annual economic activity in the State of Hawaii – supporting 4,426 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $17,494,000 in local and state government revenues, according to the national research study, Arts & Economic Prosperity IV. Partnering with State of Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development […]

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Hawaii picks up national energy savings award

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) State Energy Office took home a top award on behalf of the State of Hawaii in the 2012 “Race to the Top” energy savings per capita competition, recently presented by Energy Services Coalition (ESC) in Nashville, Tenn. The ESC “Race to the Top” ranks […]

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With the increase in demand for electrical vehicles, the state of Hawai'i is re-charging its highly successful EV Ready Rebate Program with an additional $350,000 for rebates on new electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and chargers. The state has also extended the deadline for the rebates from March 31 to Nov. 1, 2012.

State extends electric vehicle rebate to November 1, 2012

With the increase in demand for electrical vehicles, the state of Hawai’i is re-charging its highly successful EV Ready Rebate Program with an additional $350,000 for rebates on new electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and chargers. The state has also extended the deadline for the rebates from March 31 to Nov. 1, 2012.

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DBEDT energy update for February 2012

DBEDT energy update for February 2012

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) would like to share the first edition of the DBEDT Energy Update. The DBEDT Energy Update serves Hawaii’s businesses and policy makers in making informed decisions about future investments, job creation, and policy decisions. The energy industry is a significant catalyst for economic development, […]

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