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DBEDT released a report today, “2017 Quarterly Consumer Debt Report,” which shows total consumer debt increased 4.1 percent for Hawaii consumers between the first quarter and the fourth quarter of 2017, higher than the 3.5 percent experienced at the national level.

Hawaii will shine a spotlight on the thousands of students from outside the United States who study at its universities, colleges, K-12 preparatory and English language schools with “Study Hawaii Day Celebrating Hawaii: the Best Classroom in the World!”

Hawaii State Energy Office — Qualifying renewable fuels producers planning to claim Hawaii’s new renewable fuels production tax credit (RFPTC) for the 2017 tax year must submit a “RFPTC - Credit Certificate” form now available online.

Hawaii State Energy Office — DBEDT is seeking public input as it develops a non-binding plan to spend up to $8.125 million from a settlement with German automaker Volkswagen to promote the reduction of vehicle emissions in Hawaii.

DBEDT released its first quarter 2018 Statistical and Economic Report, which shows Hawaii’s overall economic condition in 2018 will be better than previously projected, due to the expected short-term increase in business and household income resulting from the Federal tax reform.