The American Samoa government has awarded the University of Hawaii a 90,000 US dollar contract to develop and implement an export development strategy for the Territory.
Under the contract, the University's Pacific Business Centre will work with the Department of Commerce to promote industrial diversity in the territory.
The focus will primarily be on industries that produce earnings through the export of products and services through tourism or various service industries.
Such programs would include education, training, mentoring or consulting services in the skills of entrepreneurship.
The Pacific Business Centre's tasks will include working with businesses, investors and entrepreneurs who seek to produce and export local products and services.
They are to help these individuals plan, market, and execute a business plan for export expansion or new venture.