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Economic Overview

The Most Developed Economy in the Region

Puerto Rico enjoys a highly diversified economy and has become a formidable player in high-value added manufacturing industries that include pharmaceuticals, electronics, processed foods, clothing, and textiles. The service sector is playing an increasingly pivotal role in Puerto Rico’s economic development contributing significantly to job creation and growth, particularly in educational and health services, professional and business services, financial and insurance services, among others. Below are a series of the principal economic indicators of Puerto Rico’s economy. For more economic indicators on Puerto Rico, please click here.

Plan for Economic Development

The new Plan for Economic Development is anchored on four main pillars that work together towards sustained, long-term growth:

We have to transform Puerto Rico's education to foster a maximum level of innovation & technology that enables us to be globally competitive and thus reach the desired level of local, national and foreign investment that allows the export of goods and services.


Learn more about Puerto Rico’s Integrated Economic Development Plan here.

Strategic Economic Development Projects

There is a wide variety of diverse industries across the island, and more companies joining in from across the globe everyday.

Aerospace, Biotech, and Export Services are transforming the landscape for development. Puerto Rico offers attractive advantages for emerging and growing industries, all in a unique Caribbean setting.

Learn more about Puerto Rico’s strategic economic development projects.


1. ADVANCED MANUFACTURE
2. EMERGING INDUSTRIES
3. TECHNOLOGY
4. EXPORT OF GOODS AND SERVICES
5. VISITORS ECONOMY
6. AEROSPACE
7. BIO ECONOMY

Learn about the industries that are driving growth for Puerto Rico.

Services
Tourism
Manufacturing
Science, Technology and Research Trust
Tax Incentives for Individuals Relocating to Puerto Rico
Roosevelt Roads Redevelopment Authority
Port of the Americas
Film and Media Production Incentives

SMEs, welcome!

Small and Medium-sized Businesses are great economic drivers, especially in niche industries. To foster their growth is to foster the development of a sustainable, diverse business ecosystem.


Incentive programs are available to all-sized businesses.