Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT)
The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism is Hawai‘i's resource center for economic and statistical data, business development opportunities, energy and conservation information, and foreign trade advantages.
DBEDT provides the economic and statistical expertise that guides State economic development efforts. It generates important information for business and industry about their markets and the economic forces shaping the future. DBEDT, through its Research & Economic Analysis Division (READ), also runs the State's visitor statistics program, which develops and distributes information on the roughly 7 million tourist and business visitors who come to the islands annually.