Department of Economic Development & Commerce
355 Roosevelt Ave, Suite 401
00918 San Juan, PR
Tel: (787) 765-2900
The Puerto Rico Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC) is responsible for implementing and supervising the execution of Puerto Rico’s public policy on economic development in the various entrepreneurial sectors of manufacture, commerce, tourism, and services. In addition, the Department is responsible for promoting a stable and sustainable private sector that considers the globalization of today’s economy. The Department is committed to the implementation of strategies that foster investment, create jobs and improve the quality of life on the island. Scroll down to meet the team.
MBDA Business Center Puerto Rico
Calle Capitán Espada 406
Urb. El Vedado
Hato Rey, PR 00918
Tel: (787) 753-8484
Fax: (787) 753-0855
Minority Business Developemnt Agency Business Center fosters the growth and global competitiveness of Puerto Rico businesses that are minority-owned.
Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO)
San Juan at 355 F.D. Roosevelt Avenue
Hato Rey, PR
Tel: (787) 758-4747
The Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) is a government-owned corporation dedicated to promoting Puerto Rico as an investment destination for companies and industries worldwide. Since its establishment in 1942, PRIDCO has been a catalyst for Puerto Rico's economic development, leading the transformation from a traditional industrial economy to knowledge-based economy. Their mission is to foster economic development by attracting investment and the creation of jobs within the manufacturing, life sciences, information technology, aerospace, export services, among others.
Puerto Rico Minority Supplier Development Council
VIG TOWER 1225 Ponce de León Ave. Lobby 2 Suite F
San Juan, PR 00907-3921
Tel: (787) 627-7272
PRMSDC is one of 24 affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), a nonprofit corporate membership organization that advances business opportunities for its certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connects them to its corporate members. One of the country's leading corporate membership organizations, NMSDC was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.
Puerto Rico SBDC
Edificio Unión Plaza, Piso 10
Ave. Ponce de León, # 416
Hato Rey, PR 00918
Tel: (787) 763-6811
Fax: (787) 763-6875
The Puerto Rico Small Business Development Center (Puerto Rico SBDC) - the premier business assistance organization in Perto Rico - provides expert management and technical assistance to start-up and existing businesses across the state.
Women's Business Institute
P.O. Box 12383
San Juan, PR
Tel: (787) 726-7045
Fax: (787) 726-6550
The WBI is the principal organization in Puerto Rico primarily dedicated to serve women that aspire to establish their own business; the place where female entrepreneurs receive the support they need to succeed. WBI's mission is to counsel, capacitate and facilitate support networks to women for the creation and strengthening of sustainable businesses. Their philosophy is: Women that wish to develop as entrepreneurs have the right to the environment, space and support needed to triumph.
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