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As business development is vital to our local economy, the County of Hawaiʻi offers a variety of services and programs for new and existing Big Island businesses.

Agriculture Development

Information and resource contacts for various agricultural products grown on the Big Island.

Big Island Film Office

Ensure a successful production by contacting the Big Island Film Office for photos, permitting assistance and referrals for accommodations & qualified film industry personnel.

Bids, Proposals, Contracts - Information & Status

Information on current bid and contract opportunities.

Research & Development

Business Development - The Business Development Program facilitates the development of a sustainable economy to enhance the economic well-being of Hawaiʻi County.

Information Resources - The Information Resources Program provides access to data, statistics and other critical information needed by government, organizations and citizens.

Energy - The Energy Program provides leadership and coordination in identifying, developing and implementing effective policy, initiatives and projects to advance the County’s overall energy efficiency, conservation, security and deployment of renewable energy.

Tourism - The Tourism Program provides leadership and financial support for the marketing of Hawaiʻi Island, addressing unique opportunities and critical challenges, and supporting events and programs that highlight our cultures, histories, sports and environment for visitors and residents.

Liquor Licensing & Permits

Information and forms for liquor licenses and permits.

Community Development Planning

The County of Hawaiʻi revised General Plan, approved in 2005, established the Community Development Plan Program (CDP), which translates broad General Plan goals, policies, and standards into implementation actions as they apply to specific geographical regions around the island. CDPs are also intended to serve as a forum for community input into land-use, delivery of government services and any other matters relating to the planning area.