To request information on business licenses, permits, taxes and other regulations, contact:

Business Resource Center

Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism

State of Hawaii

250 S. Hotel, 4th Floor, Ewa Wing

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813


808-587-2790 (fax)

On the web:

For information on exporting from the state:

Foreign Trade Zone

521 Ala Moana Boulevard

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Attention: Paul Kobata, Economic Development Specialist


To receive assistance on the state's licensing and permit process and services, and to request publications such as "Starting a Business in Hawaii," and "Hawaii Business Regulations: A Summary," contact:

Business Action Center

State of Hawaii

Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism

1130 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite A-254

Honolulu, Hawaii 96817


808-586-2544 (fax)

To become involved in local advocacy activities for small businesses in Hawaii, call:

Small Business Hawaii

Hawaii Kai Corporate Plaza

6600 Kalanianaole Highway, Suite 212

Honolulu, Hawaii 96825


808-396-1726 (fax)

On the web:

For information on high-tech business opportunities in the state, call:

High-Tech Development Corp.

2800 Woodlawn Dr., Suite 100

Honolulu, Hawaii 96822


808-539-3611 (fax)

On the web:

For general business information, call:

U.S. Small Business Administration

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

Bank of Hawaii Tower

130 Merchant St.

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813


808-522-8135 (fax)

Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii

Small Business Center

1132 Bishop Street, Suite 200

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Attention: James Proctor Jr., Vice President Small Business Services

808-545-4300 or 808-545-4383

On the web:

Economic Development Corporation of Honolulu

1164 Bishop St., Suite 124

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813


808-263-3456 (fax)

Honolulu Minority Business Development Center

First Hawaiian Tower, Suite 100

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Attention: Kathryn Taff, Project Director


Hawaii Strategic Development Corp.

No. 1 Capitol District

250 S. Hotel St., Suite 503

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813


808-587-3832 (fax)

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