The Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9 is a division under the Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism office (DBEDT). It encourages international business and economic development within the state. The site provides information on its warehousing services and offers various resources about financing, shipping agents, and customer brokers.
The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) allows businesses to directly access important business documents such as business regulations and laws, as well as take advantage of online filing services. There is also information on different kinds of required licenses for businesses in the state.
The Hawaii International Academic Conference on Business is an annual conference that allows academicians and professionals from various business fields to have an opportunity to meet and interact. Its website provides information pertaining to the event including the schedule, travel information, and topics that will be covered.
The Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC) is a non-profit organization made up of local leaders and experienced business professionals who provide assistance to local businesses on how to expand in international markets. The council's site contains an exporting guide as well as resource libraries with external links for Hawaii, the Pacific Islands, and the U.S.
The Hawaii Small Business Development Center Network, supported by the University of Hawaii, provides business consulting to prospective and current small business owners. The site provides information such as economic data, business events, and links to related resources. Some consulting is free of charge, but there is a nominal fee for other services.
The U.S. Commercial Service of Hawaii specializes in helping small to medium-sized companies develop and execute exporting strategies. The site provides a free exporter's resources database, including resources such as online training, financing, and regulations. Fees vary and are based on the service being provided.