National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce

  • DC

Address

Virtual
Washington DC
DC
20237
United States

About Us

The National Puerto Rican Chamber of CommerceTM believes that entrepreneurship is the key to a strong, successful economy. Given our current economic condition it is now more important than ever to support the establishment, growth, and development of Puerto Rican, Hispanic, Women, and Minority-owned businesses.

Mission

Our Mission is to support the development of entrepreneurship and innovation for Puerto Ricans, Hispanics, Women, and other minorities throughout Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland by providing a comprehensive resource for incubating and growing business ideas as well as representing the interests of those businesses in our national government.

Why Now?

Across the U.S. unemployment has escalated to a level unprecedented in most of our lifetimes. Yet, unemployment amongst minorities is far worse. With unemployment in the U.S. at a lont-term, all-time high, unemployment for minorities is much higher. The people of Puerto Rico have had an economic downturn even more drastic, with unemployment rates reaching as high as 17%, imposing a devastating impact on the island’s economy.

With less business activity, jobs dwindle, families begin to struggle, needs rise, welfare increases, government budgets are strained resulting in increased tax-payer burdens, non-profits lose the funding they use to help those in need, economies falter, and people inevitably suffer. We have to stop this downward cycle before it’s too late. . .

Our society’s well-being depends upon private business innovation and job creation.


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