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January 16, 2019

Agriculture Department and DBEDT Leaders Appointed

Gov. David Ige has appointed a new chairperson of the Board of Agriculture and a new director at the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.
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November 26, 2018

Hawai‘i’s Economic Growth Positive but Slowing

A new report by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism indicates that Hawai‘i's projected economic growth will slow.
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May 25, 2018

Accelerated Economic Growth Forecast in 2018

DBEDT: Hawaiʻi’s economy started to accelerate during the first quarter of 2018 and the economic growth in 2018 will be better than previously projected.
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December 05, 2017

2018 Maui HiSTEP Export Program, Dec. 8

HPEC and DBEDT will educate Hawaiʻi's small businesses on how to grow and succeed globally.
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July 19, 2017

25% Decline in International Students Spending in 2016-17

The report found that foreign students in Hawaiʻi spent $225.3 million for the 2016-17 school year, a 25% decline from 2015-16.
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February 10, 2017

Hawaiʻi’s Economy Expected to Grow Slightly in 2017

The DBEDT revised its projection on Hawaiʻi’s economic growth, as measured by the growth of real gross domestic product, to 1.8% for 2017, slightly lower than the 1.9% projection made in the previous quarter.
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August 25, 2016

Workshop: Business Trends, Post-Sugar on Maui

DBEDT director to share economic indicators in Hawaii; Business trends include a look at post-sugar on Maui
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August 12, 2011

Hawaii State Data Book 2010 Now Available

The State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) yesterday released the 43rd edition of its popular statistical book, the State of Hawaii Data Book, and can be downloaded at http://www.hawaii.gov/dbedt.
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March 12, 2009


Maui’s unemployment rate rose to 7.3 percent in January—that’s more than a percentage point higher than the seasonally adjusted figure for the state—and does not account for the recent layoffs at Maui Land & Pineapple Co. that left 100 people unemployed. Statewide, unemployment increased 1 percent to 6.1 over the month before. That’s that highest... Read more »
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January 29, 2009


(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009)  Maui’s visitor count was down 19 percent in December from the same time last year.  The county’s outer islands saw even deeper declines of 37 percent for Lanai and 49 percent for Molokai.  Total expenditures on Maui also experienced double digit decreases, down 28.3% to $243.4 million.  The per... Read more »
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