Kaua’i Economic Development Board
KEDB's team of skilled staff and volunteers are taking proactive steps to address a wide range of Kaua`i's economic issues. KEDB’s mission statement is to improve the quality of life on Kaua`i by developing partnerships to diversify the economy, supporting industry clusters, and educating our youth and workforce to succeed in the global economy. With continued support from the community and funding by our generous member investors, KEDB can continue working to achieve its overall vision of strengthening industries and educating our youth to create a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable Kaua`i economy.
Pacific Gateway Center
Culinary Business Incubator
Education, Training & Resoruces
Micro-lending, loan, and general support (KIVA, specifically)
Business Development Consulting
Wrap-around social services, including legal immigration services.
Interpretation and translation services
Northshore Economic Vitality Partnership
USDA Harmonized GAP Training & Certification Farm Food Safety Plans Commercial
Market Access Irrigation and Wash Water Testing On-farm Risk Analyses
Hawaii Investment Ready
Impact enterprises play a vital role in accelerating worldwide adoption of sustainable and inclusive technologies, policies and behaviors. Island economies, by virtue of their remote location and resource scarcity, have and continue to develop innovative and sustainable ways of solving their social and environmental challenges. HIR combines the wisdom of place-based knowledge with modern tools to empower entrepreneurs to increase impact while building resilient enterprises.
Slow Money Hawaii
We bring farmers and foodies together to nurture small Hawaii farmers and food entrepreneurs who are committed to increasing the local food supply using practices that are good for people and the earth. We want to help farmers grow more food for Hawaii and support the small food businesses who buy their ingredients.
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
Business Basics Seminar
HFUU, Hawaii Farmers Union United
The Hawai'i Farmers Union Foundation, HFUF, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed in 2015 with a Board of Directors that include representatives on Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu. Our purpose is to support Hawai'i farmers for the benefit of all Hawai'i Nei, including future generations, through various scientific, educational and charitable activities.
Grow, eat, support food grown in Hawai'i via regenerative and sustainable farming methods.
Farmer Resource Network
The Farmer Resource Network provides a filterable database for farmers and farmworkers to find relevant resources such as funding opportunities, conversation programs, land access information and more. This online directory contains more than 750 organizations all over the US that work directly with farmers on a variety of issues.
Innovate Hawaii assists manufacturers looking to improve their business and are willing to invest time and resources to grow their company. They also administer the Manufacturing Assistance Program Grant and the Hawaii Small Business Innovation Research Grant.
The Kohala Center
Beginning farmer training (blends Native Hawaiian mahi'ai and Western ag practices) 1 site;Hawaii Island (Honokaa)
Farmer and mahi'ai training specialties include soil science, soil & plant health, and canoe crop varietal knowledge & collection (Statewide)
Financial capitalization via USDA Farm Bill programs and other grant opportunities (Statewide)
Financial capitalization via microlending and loan financing (Statewide)
Business development coaching; external consultant services in marketing, etc. when funds are available (Statewide)
Cooperative development (Statewide)
Collaborative community food system development (Statewide)
Professional networking (Statewide)
Mahiʻai a Ola Training programs
Food Systems business consulting
Food Systems investment fund
Provide access to land and commercial property across Hawaiʻi
Oahu Resource Conservation & Development
Conservation (Oahu) & Soil Health Planning
Conservation Plan Monitoring and Nat. Resource Mgmt on Working Lands (Statewide)
Farmer-to-Farmer Learning Networks (e.g. Women Farmers Network, Cacao) (Statewide)
On-farm research and demos
Oahu Business and Constituent Educators
Creating a COVID-safe economy and supporting local businesses is vital to O‘ahu’s recovery. The Business and Constituent Educator team works one-on-one with local businesses to connect them with government and private sector resources and help companies build a path a success.
Contact us at 768-CITY (2489) or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a conversation.
Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation
Hawaii Farm Bureau is connecting farmers with retailers, direct-to-consumer markets, online marketplace and delivery networks, and our own purchase and distribution programs, to help Hawaii producers stay in business and continue to feed our communities. For more information about our programs, please click here.
Go Farm Hawaii
Beginning farmer training - 5 sites; 4 islands (Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii Island) +AgTechnician Training (Waiawa Correctional Facility, Oahu)
Business consulting - 1:1 (Statewide; open to all existing and aspiring farmers)
Business education - on request (typically other programs; groups)/ open to thepublic (depends on topic and method of delivery)