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Free Consulting for Hawai‘i-Based Manufacturers

June 29, 2017, 9:34 AM HST
* Updated June 29, 9:36 AM
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The High Technology Development Corporation invites Hawai‘i-based manufacturing companies to take advantage of its new, free consulting hours through INNOVATE Hawaii on O‘ahu.

The complimentary service is now available in the Manoa Innovation Center’s Makai Room on the first Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (hours are subject to change).

“The office hours allows manufacturers to work with INNOVATE Hawaii to address the critical issues they face, as well as help them through technical aspects of operating their businesses,” said Robbie Melton, executive director and CEO of HTDC. “One-on-one time with INNOVATE Hawaii staff lets manufacturers have more detailed discussions and gain greater awareness of opportunities available to them, including available grants like the Manufacturing Assistance Program.”

Participants are encouraged to reserve their time and email questions ahead of their meeting to: [email protected].

INNOVATE Hawaii helps local manufacturers become more profitable by offering assistance, grant matching and expert consulting services to create and build business in Hawaii.

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The Manoa Innovation Center is located at 2800 Woodlawn Drive in Honolulu.

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About HTDC (High Technology Development Corporation)
HTDC is a state agency, attached to the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). HTDC’s mission is to facilitate the development and growth of Hawaii’s high technology industry. HTDC is providing the capital, building the infrastructure and developing the talent to foster innovation and diversify Hawaii’s economy. HTDC’s 80/80 Initiative is to create 80,000 new tech and innovation jobs that will provide high paying jobs for Hawai‘i residents.

ABOUT DBEDT (Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism)
DBEDT is Hawai‘i’s resource center for economic and statistical data, business development opportunities, energy and conservation information, and foreign trade advantages. DBEDT’s mission is to achieve a Hawai‘i economy that embraces innovation and is globally competitive, dynamic and productive, providing opportunities for all Hawai‘i’s citizens. Through its attached agencies, the department fosters planned community development, creates affordable workforce housing units in high-quality living environments, and promotes innovation sector job growth.

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