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The Gigabit Island Plan

The Gigabit Island Plan is a project of the Puerto Rico Broadband Taskforce, a public-private partnership of broadband stakeholders whose mission is to help define and implement policies to accelerate growth in broadband access and expand citizen adoption and use of online resources to improve the lives and economic opportunities of all Puerto Ricans.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
An Update On The Competitiveness Of Puerto Rico’s Economy

Economic activity in Puerto Rico remains generally flat at a depressed level and there are no strong signs that a meaningful recovery is taking hold. While Puerto Rico’s economy has historically paralleled the U.S. mainland economy, the Island’s latest downturn started earlier and was much steeper and more prolonged. Puerto Rico has now been in a slump since 2006.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Puerto Rican Population Declines On Island, Grows On U.S. Mainland

This report explores the demographic and economic characteristics of Hispanics of Puerto Rican origin, both on the island of Puerto Rico and on the U.S. mainland. It also analyzes characteristics of recent migrants from the island to the mainland and compares them with those of previous waves of...

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Monday, August 11, 2014
Doing Business 2014 -Puerto Rico

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Puerto Rico (U.S.) and compares it to comparator economies.
Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Puerto Rico Broadband Strategic Plan

Broadband is the great infrastructure challenge of our time, and ensuring universal access, adoption, and utilization is essential to maintain a vibrant and competitive economy and society.
In today’s global economy, broadband, or high-speed Internet, is an essential infrastructure asset...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Report On The Competitiveness Of Puerto Rico’s Economy

Puerto Rico has a number of features that make it a strong and potentially highly competitive economy: literacy rates and educational attainment compare favorably with most economies in the region, the labor force is bilingual, the economy is open and occupies a central position in the Caribbean which provides a gateway between the U.S. mainland and Latin America, and the close ties to the U.S. mainland provide it with many advantages.

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Friday, June 29, 2012
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