The National Puerto Rican Chamber of CommerceTM strongly believes that small business is the key to a strong, successful economy. It is now more important than ever to support the establishment, growth, and development of Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Minority businesses.
Our mission is to support the development of entrepreneurship and innovation for Puerto Ricans, Hispanics, and Minorities throughout Puerto Rico and the mainland U.S. by providing a comprehensive resource for incubating and growing business ideas as well as representing the interests of those businesses in our national government.
Across the U.S. unemployment has escalated to a level unprecedented in most of our lives. Yet, the people of Puerto Rico have had an economic downturn greater than any other part of the U.S. With unemployment on the island at around 17%, and real unemployment around 30%, the effects on the island are tremendous.
With less business activity jobs dwindle, families begin to struggle, needs rise, welfare increases, government budgets are strained, non-profits lose the funding necessary to help those in need, economies falter, and people begin to suffer. So we have to flip the switch. . .
Our society’s well-being depends upon private business innovation and job creation.
Help us, help you. . .
It’s time—time we stopped being dependent upon others to change our situation, our economy, our society. The National Puerto Rican Chamber of CommerceTM is here to help you in any way possible, whether through one-on-one consulting, research, mentoring, grants, networking, advice, legislative advocacy . . . you name it, we are there to help you achieve.
. . . But we can’t do this alone. If you can, help us out by volunteering, sponsoring, donating, or lending. If you need help, give us a call, send an email, post a question on our blog, or grab us on the street.
It’s time to change our situation and the course of our society. Help us, help you.