With the strongest second quarter on record, First Hawaiian Bank announced an 8.4% increase in same store sales for credit and debit card use. Hotels and shipping have posted four consecutive quarters to date which shows a healthy and thriving economy. Hotels continue to be the leader in economic growth for 13 out of 14 quarters measured. You can view the entire article via mauinow.com. The Hansen Ohana strives to keep you up to date on the latest happenings in the economy and real estate. Call us today should you or someone you know be interested in buying or selling real estate here on the Hawaiian Islands.