Puerto Rico has an advanced software and information technology services industry. So it’s no wonder that top players from the IT and communications segment have strong presence in Puerto Rico. The industry draws on a highly educated and skilled Puerto Rican workforce.
Take for example Microsoft Corporation, which first established its presence on the island in 1990 and has continued to expand, making Puerto Rico the company's principal manufacturing center for all Office and Vista products intended for the U.S. market. Cisco, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard and numerous other software and hardware makers also have major operations in Puerto Rico.
Likewise, InfoTech Aerospace Services exemplifies Puerto Rico's growing value in avionics. The company began operations in Puerto Rico in 2003 and expanded into a 60,000-square-feet building in the Isabela municipality due to its "successful operations and explosive growth." Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney and Hamilton Sunstrand are just a few of the other companies developing and manufacturing avionics here.
Puerto Rico’s Business Star Proposition brings to the table a skilled and abundant workforce, manufacturing infrastructure, and the benefits of being a United States jurisdiction, making the island a smart choice for your information technology needs.
As a United States jurisdiction, Puerto Rico complies with this regulation, which states that only U.S. citizens may access defense and military-related technologies.
Puerto Rico is home to 2 of the top 35 largest engineering programs in the nation at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico and the University of Puerto Rico’s Mayagüez campus. More than 20,000 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees in science, engineering and technology are awarded each year by colleges on the island.
While Puerto Rico boasts the lowest labor costs of any region under United States jurisdiction, the island's bilingual workforce is well known for its high productivity with significant expertise in process development, automation, quality control/assurance, warehousing and more.
The software and IT industry in Puerto Rico includes software publishers, suppliers of custom computer programming services, computer systems design firms, and facilities management companies. There are also subsectors for cloud computing services, entertainment software, and electronic commerce.