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DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No.( gets ready to celebrate 50th anniversary

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 in Latest Department News

The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is getting ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary celebration of its Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) division.

Hawaii FTZ9: 50 Years and Beyond

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
9:45 – 11:30 a.m.
(Refreshments and expo to follow)

Homer A. Maxey International
Trade Resource Center
521 Ala Moana Blvd, Pier 2

·        Gov. David Ige
·        DBEDT Director Luis P. Salaveria
·        FTZ Administrator David Sikkink

Event parking is available. Media interested in attending should RSVP in advance by emailing [email protected].

Participants are encouraged to contribute an item to be placed in a time capsule to be opened in 10 years.

ABOUT FTZ9 (Foreign-Trade Zone No.9)
Since 1966, Foreign-Trade Zone No.9’s mission has been to encourage value-added and international trading activities that will create new investment and job opportunities in Hawaii by operating a statewide Foreign-Trade Zone program. FTZ9 reduces the barriers and costs associated with international trade through the establishment, maintenance, and administration of general-purpose Foreign-Trade Zones and special-purpose Foreign-Trade Subzones throughout the state. It also provides storage and distribution services to firms engaged in the import/export of merchandise; and leases office, warehouse, and manufacturing space to firms engaged in international trade at its Pier 2 facility.

ABOUT DBEDT (Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism)
DBEDT is Hawaii’s resource center for economic and statistical data, business development opportunities, energy and conservation information, and foreign trade advantages. DBEDT’s mission is to achieve a Hawaii economy that embraces innovation and is globally competitive, dynamic and productive, providing opportunities for all Hawaii’s citizens. Through its attached agencies, the department fosters planned community development, creates affordable workforce housing units in high-quality living environments, and promotes innovation sector job growth.

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Media Contacts:

Christine Hirasa
Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
Phone: (808) 587-9006
Mobile: (808) 286-9017
Email: [email protected]