• News for 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 08, 2020
    Kona Historical Society gets $15K to help with operations Funding was provided as part of the federal CARES Act of 2020 The Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities have taken action to generously aid local nonprofits, including the Kona Historical Society, during the current pandemic. Kona Historical Society is overjoyed to receive a $15,000 grant award to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Wednesday, July 01, 2020
    Hawaiian Airlines Welcomes Back North America Travel in AugustCarrier to resume most U.S. mainland routes, increase neighbor island schedule HONOLULU - Hawaiian Airlines today announced it will resume a reduced schedule between Hawaiʻi and most of its U.S. mainland gateway cities on Aug. 1, when the state of Hawai‘i begins welcoming travelers who choose to participate in a pre-travel COVID-19 ...read more
    Categories: 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
    Categories: Economy
    Monday, June 08, 2020
    Joint Statement by SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin Regarding Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility ActWASHINGTON -SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today following the enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act:"We want to thank ...read more
    Categories: Economy
    Thursday, May 28, 2020
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today approved requests from Mayor Harry Kim and Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami to safely re-open more businesses and operations under guidelines that will ensure the health, safety and welfare of the people in Hawaiʻi and Kauaʻi counties.Hawaiʻi CountyGov. Ige signed Mayor Kim’s Emergency Rule #6 which allows the following businesses, operations or activities, which must ...read more
    Categories: Economy
    Tuesday, May 05, 2020
    Governor Ige Gives First Round of Businesses the Greenlight to ReopenClick Here for >> FULL PROCLAMATION HONOLULU – Gov. Ige today signed a 7th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation that authorizes the first group of businesses to re-open since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the temporary closure of non-essential businesses across the state on Mar. 25. The latest proclamation also allows residents ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Chamber, Community
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