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March 16, 2017

Hawai‘i-Made Products Sought for Tokyo Gift Show

From Sept. 6 to 8, 2017, the Hawaii Pavilion will be home base for up to 70 Hawai‘i companies seeking to export locally made gift products.
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April 14, 2016

DBEDT Report Analyzes Hawai’i’s Non-English Speaking Population

Using information from the United Census Bureau during a four year period spanning from 2010 to 2014, the “Non-English Speak Population in Hawai’i” report took a look at residents over the age of five who speak a language other than English.
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January 05, 2016

DBEDT, HTDC Host Business Workshops

The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism and the High Technology Development Corporation will host two Big Island workshops over the next week.
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October 15, 2015

Hawai’i Broadband Network Gigabit Connection Expanded

Two new broadband facilities outfitted with state-of-the-art multi-gigabit connectivity have been established in Hawai'i.
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July 22, 2014

State Labor Grants Help Agencies Train Workers

The grants will be used as seed money to develop new education and training curricula in a variety of economic sectors.
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July 14, 2014

Hawaii Island Retreat Gets Green Business Award

The Hawaii Island Retreat in Hawi earned the state's highest rating in the Eco-Travel category.
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February 20, 2014

DBEDT: Construction Leading Recession Recovery

The report from the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism said construction added more jobs than any other industry in Hawaii in 2013.
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May 10, 2013

State Economists Predict Growth in 2013-2014

State officials are predicting positive economic growth statewide. Locally, Hawai‘i Island has already received more than 400,000 visitors this year and unemployment is down to 7.3%.
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January 03, 2013

Big Island Unemployment Continues Downward Trend

Initial unemployment claims on the Big Island continue to trend downward, decreasing 33% last week compared to the same week in 2011.
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November 21, 2012

State Launches ‘Buy Local, Give Aloha’ Campaign

Hawaii residents are urged to buy and gift locally made products during the “Buy Local Give Aloha” campaign this holiday season.
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October 05, 2012

Business Wrap: Bar Expands in Kona and Hilo Gets a New Spa

Unemployment figures are on the decline, a popular restaurant and bar in Kona is expanding and a new spa opens tomorrow in Hilo.
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September 14, 2012

Business Wrap: Unemployment Down, Local Companies Expanding

Looking across the Big Island’s economic landscape, there are several bright spots as companies expand and initial unemployment claims continue to decrease.
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September 06, 2012

Big Island Unemployment Continues Downward Trend

Initial unemployment claims on the Big Island were down 35% this week compared to the same week last year.
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August 16, 2012

Big Island Sees Economic Gains in 2nd Qtr 2012

In the second quarter of 2012, Hawaii County unemployment decreased and visitor arrivals and spending increased.
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