Leading and inspiring innovation in business, education, and our community.

From business mentoring, to STEM education in local schools, to conferences, the Maui Economic Development Board’s wide variety of programs have touched thousands of people and businesses across Maui County and the state of Hawaii.

resources for maui fire recovery

Small Business Support

Grants for Maui Businesses

The Maui Business Bridge Grant is now open to help small businesses of Maui impacted by the wildfires of August 8. Learn more and apply

Visit the SBA Business Recovery Center at the HTDC Maui Research Technology Center (Building # A, Ste. 119 (Conference Room) 590 Lipoa Pkwy. Kīhei, HI 96753). The facility is open 8:00am – 5:00pm on Mondays – Fridays, and 10:00am – 2:00pm on Saturdays.



The County of Maui Office of Economic Development is reaching out to local businesses directly and indirectly impacted by the Maui wildfires. Your participation in this short survey will provide invaluable insights to help the County and community partners better understand the health of your business and current and future needs.

Learn more and submit feedback


The Hawaii Community Foundation established the Maui Strong Fund to support Maui communities affected by recent fires. 100% of the funds are distributed for community needs. Learn more

Please visit makai.org for donation or partnership opportunities

Direct monetary donations may also be made to the Maui Food Bank and Maui United Way

Attention Landlords and homeowners

Maui Hale Match is a resource that connects displaced Lahaina families with homeowners & landlords. Read story in Mauinow.com

e hana kakou – let’s work together

MEDB strives to serve our community’s vision for recovery and renewal. To all who have suffered loss, we express our deepest and heartfelt sympathy. Read full story

Stay Informed

MEMA-Alerts Sign up for Maui County’s Emergency Alert System, plus read about other Mauicounty.gov updates.

Hawaii Tourism Authority

business assistance

Supporting the growth of both homegrown businesses and companies that have relocated is at the heart of MEDB’s mission to promote a robust and diversified economy and build a resident workforce with the skills to participate fully. MEDB’s Business Assistance program include one-on-one coaching, training, networking events, webinars and workshops.

education to workforce

MEDB’s Workforce Development program is aimed at building a pipeline of skilled workers from kindergarten through career. Our end goal is a resident workforce with the technological capabilities, innovation, critical thinking, and entrepreneurial skills to participate fully in Maui’s digital economy so that young people have opportunity.

convening community

Our conferences and events bring together key stakeholders, including business and industry leaders, entrepreneurs and small business owners, experts and innovators, government, NGOs, future leaders, and members of the Maui community. These events have put Maui on the map as a premier location for many industries.

latest news

Maui Food Innovation Center talks story and technology at Maui TechOhana

24 local entrepreneurs and small business owners attended the May 9 Maui TechOhana and were wowed by the inspiring work and technology of the Maui Food Innovation Center (MFIC). Ian Stewart, Entrepreneurship & Business Development Specialist, Pā‘oihana Program, and Douglas Paul, Chef Instructor gave an engaging presentation of the Center’s work including a video tour of the facility and samples of their success stories. 

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Get Started on Quickbooks for your Business

QuickBooks is a computer application that automates your business' financial functions.  It is easy to use but has a lot of components and comes from an Accountant's perspective -- so it has a specialized Glossary of Terms that takes a while to learn.  It has a step...

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MEDB is one of the only values-based economic development organizations in the country. That means we work toward expanding and diversifying our economy in a way that’s balanced with environmental stewardship, cultural appropriateness, and social equity. And we don’t do it alone. We’re catalysts. We inspire. We build partnerships. And we bring our values to everything we do.

Our programs promote innovation, business, education, and community in Maui County. We invite you to learn more about our work, and get involved today!

business assistance

education to workforce

convening community

community development

office & meeting space

“MEDB plays an important role in facilitating discussion between community, business and political arenas.”

Patricia Rohlfing

Hawaii Pacific Solar

become part of the big picture

By becoming a member of MEDB, you have the unique opportunity to contribute to the shaping of Maui Nui’s evolving economy and long-term community goals.