is to support the development of
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.
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. reaching 10% this year, unemployment
for minorities is even higher at 14-15%.
The people of Puerto Rico have had an economic
downturn even more drastic, reaching as high as
17%, which is having a devastating impact on the
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.
Help us, help each other. . .
It's time, time we stopped being dependent upon
others to change our situation, our economy, and
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, financing, planning,
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 each other.