Manufacturing Toolkit

Here are links to some helpful resources:

Starting a Business
Manufacturing in Hawaii
Business Support Organizations
Exporting Your Products
Import Supply Chain
Financing
Workforce Development
Research and Data

Below is a matrix of various private, non-profit and governmental organizations, and the kinds of services they provide that are designed to help business.

Category Organization New Biz Development Financing Marketing Operations Professional Resources Business & Education Training Workforce Development
Economic Development Boards Hawaii Island Economic Development Board X X X X
Enterprise Honolulu X X X X
Maui Economic Development Board X X X X
Kauai Economic Development Board X X X X
University Programs Shidler College of Business X X
Hawaii Small Business Development Center X X X X X X
Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship X X X X X
Office of Technology Transfer & Economic Development X X X
Pacific Business Center Program X X X X
Minority Business Development Center Honolulu X X X X X
Hogan Entrepreneurial Program (Chaminade) X X
Community College System-University of Hawaii X
Hawaii Pacific University Entrepreneurship Center X X X
Non-Profit Organizations Hawaii Venture Capital Association X X
Think Tech X
Pacific International Center for High Technology Research X X
Hawaii Technology Development Venture X X X X
Chamber of Commerce Hawaii X X X X
Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce X
Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce X
Maui Chamber of Commerce X X
Kauai Chamber of Commerce X
Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce X
Smart Business Hawaii X X
National Federation of Independent Business X
Society for Human Resource Management X X
Pacific Gateway Center X X X
Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association X X X X X
State Government Programs Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation X
Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone#9 X X X X X
High Technology Development Corporation X X X X X
Small Business Innovation Research X
Manufacturing Extension Partnership X X X X X X
NELHA X X
Center of Excellence for Research in Ocean Sciences (CEROS) X
Business Action Center X X
Dept. of Agriculture/Agriculture Development Corp. X X
Employer Training Grants X
Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund
Federal Government Programs Small Business Administration X X X X X
SBIR/STTR X
SCORE X X X X X
US Export Assistance Center X X X
Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) Export Promotion Program X X X
Tax incentives in Renewal Communities (RCs) and Empowerment Zones (EZs)
Hawaii Procurement Institute X X X
Other Hawaii Business and Entrepreneur Acceleration Mentors X X X X
Hawaii Pacific Export Council X X
Honolulu Office of Economic Development X X
Maui County Office of Economic Development X X
Kauai County Office of Economic Development X X X
Hawaii County Department of Research & Development X X
EB-5 Investor Program
Hawaii Angels X