• News for Economy

    Monday, April 18, 2022
    Disaster Field Operations Center West Release Date:  Apr 15, 2022Release Number:  HI 17391-01 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Hawaii Small Businesses SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in Hawaii, Kalawao and Maui counties are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Monday, April 18, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2022 Contact: Michael Kaha, Solid Waste Division Acting Chief,                  County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management Press Release LinkCOUNTY ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM SUSPENDED DUE TO LACK OF STATE FUNDS The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Division, announces the suspension of its E-Waste ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Wednesday, March 23, 2022
       By Timothy Hurley March 23, 2022 A bill that would establish a new authority to oversee the stewardship of Mauna Kea’s summit ran into a volley of opposition Tuesday in a hearing before a state Senate committee. A number of speakers told the Higher Education Committee that they fear the legislation would lead to the eventual destruction of astronomy on Mauna Kea. “The loss of these world-class ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Economy
    Wednesday, March 16, 2022
    March 9, 2022 - As a result, the following rules are in effect: No Joyriding. Passengers mush have a destination. Passengers will be asked to deboard at the end of the round unless continuing to a location not served in teh direction of the route (loop). Face coverings are required unless determined by TSA. The Rules of the Road must be complied ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 09, 2022
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today the statewide indoor mask requirement will end when the current emergency proclamation related to COVID-19 expires at 11:59 p.m., Mar. 25. “Together, we have reduced COVID-19 in Hawai‘i to the point where most of us will be safe without masks indoors,” said Gov. Ige. “Right now, hospitalizations are trending down. Case counts are falling. We are better at ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Tuesday, March 01, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2022 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that the state is ending the travel quarantine and the Safe Travels Hawaiʻi program after the current emergency period ends on Mar. 25. Beginning at 12:01 am, Mar. 26, passengers arriving from domestic points of origin will not have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a pre-travel negative test result. Incoming ...read more
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    Saturday, January 15, 2022
    Kona's first cruise ship arrived Sunday, January 16. Click here for the cruise ship port call for Kona through May 2022. The cruise ship Carnival Miracle was listed to have carried 1,500 passengers and a crew of 900 and was 99.9% vaccinated. Kailua Village Business Improvement District will continue its efforts and sanitize high-touch areas in Historic Kailua Village. Please continue to Show ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Friday, July 10, 2020
    Dept of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is very pleased to announce the live launch of the Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha portal site at https://buy.hawaii.gov/.   DBEDT created this portal site to promote the online shopping sites of Hawaii manufacturers, restaurants and farm delivery services. In this first phase, we are promoting the importance of buying local. In later phases we ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Wednesday, July 01, 2020
    Hawaiʻi County General Plan 2040 UpdateSummary of Public Comment and Revised Timeline   The Planning Department appreciates the communities and stakeholders that were part of the robust public outreach in 2019 on the Hawaiʻi County General Plan 2040 Update. A variety of community engagement activities produced valuable input that is actively shaping the next draft. Later this year Planning ...read more
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