DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
East Hawai‘i: 25 Aupuni Street, Suite 1301, Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-8366 | Fax: (808) 935-1205
West Hawai‘i: 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Bldg C, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
DIRECTOR: John De Fries
DEPUTY DIRECTOR: Donn S. Mende
DESCRIPTION: The mission of the department is to provide pro-active leadership, enhancing the quality of life, and sustainability of Hawai‘i Island communities through programs related to: agriculture, energy, tourism, economic development, community development, and film.
- New Money for Your Business - Learn about state grant programs from the High Technology Development Corporation that will help your business grow. Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Hosted by he Department of Research and Development at the Office of Aging’s Aging & Disability Resource Center at 1055 Kinoole Street in Hilo. RSVP at grantprograms2016.eventbrite.com.
- Hawai‘i Statewide Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Update: The State Office of Planning is inviting public comment on the draft Hawai‘i Statewide CEDS.
- Kona Street Eatz West Hawai‘i Food Truck Program Application for September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017 at the new Old Kona Airport location
- Hawai‘i Island Tourism Road Map, 2016
- Fiscal Year 2016-2017 R&D Economic Development Grant Awards
- 2015 Hawai‘i County Data Book
- Hawai‘i County Entrepreneurship Program
- West Hawai‘i Business Action Center Day
- Application for Access to eCivis Grants Network
- Research and Development Program Funding
- How to Start a Business in Hawai‘i County - a new resource guide to successful business development