News Releases

Additional Hawaii Roadways Designated as Alternative Fuel CorridorsPosted on March 27, 2018 in NewsHawaii State Energy Office
Hawaii State Energy Office — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has designated two more Hawaii highways as alternative fuel corridors, clearing the way for the installation of signage that will alert drivers to locations with electric vehicle chargers or hydrogen fuel stations.
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New Report Shows Diversified Characteristics of Hawaii’s Top 14 Race GroupsPosted on March 27, 2018 in NewsResearch & Economic Analysis Division
DBEDT released a report today, “Demographic, Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics for Selected Race Groups in Hawaii,” which shows the different life styles among the 14 top race groups in Hawaii.
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PISCES Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Women’s STARS ProgramPosted on March 27, 2018 in NewsPacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems
Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems — PISCES is now accepting applications from eligible Hawaii high school girls to participate in the 2018 Women’s STARS (STem Aerospace Research Scholars) Program.
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DBEDT Recruiting Hawaii Companies for Tokyo International Gift ShowPosted on March 21, 2018 in News2018 Tokyo International Gift Show
DBEDT is looking for companies to showcase their Hawaii-made products at the Autumn 2018 Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS).
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New Report Shows Hawaii Households Will See $710 Million Reduction in Federal Individual Income Tax for Tax Year 2018Posted on March 12, 2018 in NewsResearch & Economic Analysis Division
DBEDT released a report today, “The Impact of the Federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) on Hawaii Households,” which shows the total reduction in Federal individual income tax is more than $710 million for tax year 2018.
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HTDC Awards More Than $1 Million in Grants to Local CompaniesPosted on March 1, 2018 in NewsHawaii Small Business Innovation Research Program
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — HTDC awarded 15 Hawaii-based companies $1,417,050 from its Hawaii SBIR grant programs. The companies will use the funding to further the development of new products to meet a range of needs in the state, from healthcare solutions to agriculture.
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New Report Shows Consumer Debt Increased Faster in Hawaii than the Nation in 2017Posted on February 27, 2018 in NewsResearch & Economic Analysis Division
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.
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Educational Institutions to Celebrate Hawaii as the Best Classroom in the WorldPosted on February 26, 2018 in NewsDept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
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!”
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Forms Available for Renewable Fuels Production Tax CreditPosted on February 20, 2018 in NewsHawaii State Energy Office
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.
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Public Input Sought in Development of Vehicle Emissions PlanPosted on February 20, 2018 in NewsHawaii State Energy Office
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.
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