• News for Economy

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    Governor Ige gives the greenlight to non-essential travel for fully vaccinated residents and visitorsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 19, 2021   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced the State of Hawaiʻi is safely open to vaccinated residents and visitors who are traveling domestically and between islands for business or pleasure, starting Nov. 1.   The governor made the announcement in Kona ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Monday, September 27, 2021
    For Immediate Release: September 27, 2021HTA Release (21-36)  Hawaii Tourism Authority Resumes Community Enrichment ProgramRFP Now Online to Help Fund Programs in 2022  HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has announced that it is resuming its Community Enrichment Program (CEP), which supports community-based projects, festivals and events that enhance resident and visitor experiences, ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community, Education
    Friday, September 24, 2021
    Bank of Hawaii has been named Best Big Bank in Hawaii in Newsweek’s America’s Best Banks 2022 rankings. Newsweek partnered with LendingTree, the online marketplace and comparison site for financial services, for its second annual Best Banks rankings. The Best Big Bank in each state needed to have at least one branch per 100,000 residents and at least $10 billion in assets. “This accomplishment ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Thursday, September 23, 2021
    Welcome New Member  - Vibrant Hawai‘i   VIBRANT HAWAIʻI An abundant reservoir of human, social, natural, and financial capital that we contribute to and draw upon.Purpose We convene conversations so that all waʻa can travel toward a common goal,  build community awareness, will, and action from the foundation of our shared values, shift deficit narratives, systems, and policy that perpetuate ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community, Education
    Thursday, September 16, 2021
    Support local agriculture, start your fresh produce delivery program just in time for the holiday's Fresh Feast CSA is a unique Big Island Food Hub connecting local family farms to Fresh Feast CSA families and wholesale customers. To Get Started READ MORE >> Our Fresh Feast CSA is a unique Big Island offering. Adaptations grows its own certified organic crops on two farms. Community Supported ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Friday, September 10, 2021
    COVID EIDL PROGRAM ENHANCED TO AID SMALL BUSINESSES CHALLENGED BY DELTA VARIANT Posted on Sep 9, 2021 in COVID-19, NewsIncreased Loan Cap to $2 Million, Expanded Use of Funds to Pay and Prepay Business Debt, Streamlined Review Processes, and Deferred Payments; First Approval and Disbursement of Loans of $500,000 or Less Also Introduced. WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Small Business Administration ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Monday, August 30, 2021
    Hawaii is a special place, with a strong history and culture that today is host to a blend of cultures, activities, and experiences unique in the world. The Hawaiian Islands have captured imaginations around the world and drawn the attention of writers dating back to Mark Twain and Robert Louis Stevenson. Along the way, some of those who have featured Hawaii have not always been intimately ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community, Education
    Tuesday, August 10, 2021
    HAWAII COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION RECEIVES KKCC PUALU AWARD FOR HOLOMUA HAWAII PROGRAM  KAILUA-KONA, HI — Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) was awarded the Pualu Award for Financial Leadership for its service to the community through the Holomua Hawaii grant program. The Pualu Award is presented by the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce to businesses, organizations, and individuals ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Tuesday, July 06, 2021
    Are you ready to spend a picture perfect Sunday afternoon at Kokua Kailua with local vendors, artists and musicians in Historic Kailua Village? Starting next month, on Sunday, July 18, Alii Drive is the place to be from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm for a festive, pedestrian-only outdoor marketplace that makes for a great family friendly experience. Leashed dogs are welcome too. The Kailua Village Business ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Monday, June 07, 2021
    Governor Ige sets additional vaccination benchmarks for gatherings, restaurants Also signs new proclamation terminating some emergency provisions  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2021   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today set additional vaccination benchmarks for gatherings and restaurants. They are as follows:   When the state achieves a 60% vaccination rate: Social gatherings: 25 allowed ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economy
    Tuesday, May 18, 2021
    Hawaiʻi Island Business Report 2021The road to economic recovery is challenging, but businesses are optimistic as they take steps to reopen safely, and progress is made toward sustainable goals. May 4, 2020 Hawaii Business Staffhttps://www.hawaiibusiness.com/hawaii-island-business-report-2021/ Kona-Kohala Chamber - excerpts from the report: “This past year, we learned that communication was a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economy, Community
    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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