What is The Economic Recovery Initiative – Puerto Rico? We are business leaders who value the special relationship that exists between the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico.

Congress and the Trump Administration must take steps to restore stability to the island.

The crisis could be extremely costly for the people of Puerto Rico and U.S. taxpayers alike.

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By Laura Strickler, Nicole Acevedo and Suzy Khimm, NBC WASHINGTON — The HUD official considered by many to be crucial to both the agency’s smooth operation and to Puerto Rico recovery efforts resigned Monday and will transition out of the role in January. As deputy secretary of HUD, Pam Patenaude ran operations at the $50… read more

The Boca Raton Tribune Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s electrical infrastructure and left an island of people without food, water, and in some cases, shelter, in September of 2017. But, a spirit of strength and a concerted effort to rebuild has revived this colonial territory, and many business experts believe that Puerto Rico could soon… read more

By Laura Amico, Harvard Business Review When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, it became one of the deadliest storms ever to hit the island. Nearly 3,000 people were killed and parts of the island are still recovering, lacking access to power and clean water more than a year later. For one of Puerto Rico’s largest companies, Grupo Ferré Rangel, the… read more

By Yalixa Rivera and Michael Smith, Bloomberg Puerto Rico’s biggest brewery had a problem: Beer demand was plummeting, the population was shrinking and Hurricane Maria had shut at least 1,000 retailers and bars that poured its product. So in March, the maker of Medalla hired a distributor and started selling its cheap and ubiquitous lager… read more

By Nicole Acevedo, NBC News Puerto Rican high school student José Nolla Marrero was 15 when he asked himself a simple question. “How can I get products that were healthy but good for the environment? “ he said. In his quest to answer it, Nolla Marrero founded E-Farm, a digital platform that connects farmers across… read more