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State forecasts stronger economic growth

State forecasts stronger economic growth

MEDIA RELEASE In its first quarter 2011 economic report, the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) forecasts a strong recovery in Hawaii’s economy in 2011 and economic expansion in 2012. DBEDT expects continued growth in tourism and the recovery in construction in Hawaii will help the economy to head on to the expansion […]

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DBEDT: Forecasts show further improved economy

DBEDT: Forecasts show further improved economy

MEDIA RELEASE In its fourth quarter economic report, the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) is more optimistic about Hawaii’s economic forecast for 2010 and 2011. DBEDT expects that increasing tourism arrivals and expenditures in Hawaii will help speed the recovery of Hawaii’s economy. “We are happy to see that most of the […]

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Lingle's response to draft audit of DBEDT

Lingle’s response to draft audit of DBEDT

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has issued the following statement regarding a draft audit of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism: “The legislative auditor’s report of DBEDT offers erroneous findings and demonstrates a lack of understanding and appreciation of the critical role Hawaii’s overseas offices in Beijing and Taipei play in the economic […]

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State snags $6M grant funding for energy projects

State snags $6M grant funding for energy projects

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has announced the Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and Department of Accounting and General Services will conduct energy efficiency and renewable projects funded by more than $6 million in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Energy. […]

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State 'Data Book 2008' released by DBEDT

State ‘Data Book 2008’ released by DBEDT

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism has released the 2008 edition of the State of Hawaii Data Book. The state’s Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawaii and holds historical as well as up-to-date information from many different sources in a single compilation.  It covers a broad range […]

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Visitor expenditures fall; total visitor days grow

Visitor expenditures fall; total visitor days grow

MEDIA RELEASE Total air visitor spending for the month of April 2009, fell 12.3 percent or $108.1 million, from April 2008, to $773.4 million, according to preliminary statistics released by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). The decrease resulted from lower average daily visitor spending ($160 per person, down from $186 per […]

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