Welcome to the Pacific Business Center Program

About The Pacific Business Center Program

At the Pacific Business Center Program (PBCP), we work with private businesses, government agencies and community development organizations to enhance economic diversification and develop new opportunities for businesses.

We are located within the Shidler College of Business, on the campus of the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, in Honolulu, Hawai`i and our reach encompasses the entire Pacific region. Utilizing the faculty and other resources of the University, we provide diverse management and technical assistance to our clients from Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Islands who are starting up, revitalizing or expanding small and large businesses.

PBCP is part of the University Economic Development Association (UEDA), formerly NAMTAC. UEDA provides resources to enhance the performance of university-based organizations and their affiliates providing economic development, business and technical assistance to businesses and communities.

Host Site for the 2017 Samoa "Home of the Ma'afala" Pacific & Global Breadfruit Summit

Breadfruit: The Future Of Social, Cultural And Economic Abundance

The invaluable breadfruit of Oceania is now considered “one of the most important crops of the 21st century.” Ulu, or breadfruit, in Samoa is traditionally and culturally considered a sacred gift in Oceania. It symbolizes abundance, resilience, food security, health, sharing, love, respect and family. Samoa invites you to explore, learn and attune with the gifts of the ulu ma’afala by sharing in the weave of traditional wisdom and cultural practices with modern science and technology in the “Home of the Ma’afala” Samoa.

The University of Hawai'i Pacific Business Center Program (PBCP) was established in 1979 to provide entrepreneurs, businesses, non-profits, and government agencies with economic and business development technical assistance by utilizing the resources of the University of Hawai'i.