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Puerto Rico is home to more than postcard-perfect beaches and vibrant culture. We’re also home to the U.S.’ most fertile and advanced business ecosystem, a tropical paradise tailor-made to foster entrepreneurship and innovation.

Hundreds of the world’s leading companies and visionary entrepreneurs already call us home. Here are a few reasons why you should as well.

Easy Access

A U.S. jurisdiction nestled in the middle of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico has been – and continues to be – an important social and economic bridge between the Americas, connecting you to the region and the world with ease.

No passport? No problem.

U.S. citizens can travel freely between the island and the U.S. mainland.


  • Jacksonville, FL: 3 days
  • New Jersey: 5 days
  • Sto. Domingo: 1 day
  • New York City: 3.5 hrs
  • Miami: 2.5 hrs
  • Chicago: 5.5 hrs
  • Madrid: 12 hrs
  • Sao Paolo: 10 hrs
  • Mexico City: 8hrs

A Familiar Playing Field

As part of the United States, the ground rules for doing business in Puerto Rico allow for the same level of operational security, stability, and protections, so you can invest with confidence.

  • The U.S. dollar is the official and only currency. This means that there are no exchange controls, capital can be moved freely in and out of the island, and monetary stability is all but guaranteed.
  • U.S. federal law, and all the framework and protections that go with it, apply in Puerto Rico, including intellectual property and patent protection. The Island is home to numerous local and international firms specializing in myriad practices.
  • All U.S. banking regulations apply, including the credibility and protections afforded by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). With dozens of local and international banks on the island, this is among the most robust sectors in the region.
  • Because we’re a U.S. jurisdiction, all manufactured goods can be labeled as Made in the U.S.A., a sign of credibility that inspires trust and confidence among your customers around the world.
"We enjoy an unprecedented level of freedom to conduct business here. Puerto Rico provides a framework you can trust."
Cristina Villalón

Co-Founder & Interior Design Principal

Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón

People Power

In addition to our zest for life, we Puerto Ricans are also known as a productive workforce that has what it takes to get the job done.

  • Hola and Hello. Puerto Ricans are fluent in English and Spanish, combined with a level of biculturalism that gives us a deeper understanding of global trends and idiosyncrasies.
  • A large number of Puerto Ricans work in professional/skilled fields.
  • Lowest labor costs of any region under U.S. jurisdiction.
  • Employers enjoy high retention and low turnover rates.
  • Each year tens of thousands of students graduate from the dozens of top-tier univsersities and colleges in Puerto Rico.
  • Over 20,000 degrees have been awarded in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in the past four years.
  • The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez consistently ranks among the top engineering and science institutions, graduating the largest number of Hispanic engineers.

Tax Incentives Like No Other

We’re serious about business; yours and ours.
Are you a visionary start-up? A small or medium enterprise poised to change the world?Maybe you’re a well-established operation looking to increase your bottom line.
Discover how Puerto Rico is more than a source of tax incentives, but a committed business partner.



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Corporate tax rate


Unique incentives for export services, manufacturing, R&D, innovation, and more


As a U.S. jurisdiction, Puerto Rico offers an infrastructure many other islands and countries don’t have, one we are strengthening each day.

  • Most of the island is connected via high-speed broadband internet, undersea fiber optic cable services, and a robust satellite system.
  • Robust landline, wireless, cloud and ethernet services.
  • Nearly two dozen Internet service providers keep costs competitive.
  • More than 24,000 miles of highways and roads.
  • All points on the island can be reached within less than three hours.
  • The San Juan metro area is well connected via public transportation: light rail and buses.


  • Eleven airports, with three providing direct service to international destinations.
  • San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport:
    • The busiest and most important air hub in the Caribbean
    • 8 million passengers per year
    • 4,300 cargo flights per month
    •  1,800 weekly flights offered by more than 20 airlines
    • Daily non-stop flights depart every hour


  • 11 state-of-the-art seaports that literally circle the island, together account for hundreds of thousands of tons of cargo import/export per year.
  • Port of San Juan sets the standard:
    •  Cargo facilities allow for more than 500,000 square feet (46,000 m²) of space for loading and unloading cargo.
    • Provides immediate access to a vast highway system and several major local routes. This means fast and efficient transportation of goods throughout the metro area and the rest of the island.
    • Major carriers include Crowley, Sea Star Line, Maersk, Tote Maritime, and others.

An Enriched Life

What’s it like to work and live in Puerto Rico? Amazing! But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what others have to say about that:

“Yoga on the beach every morning, full day at the office, back on the beach for a sunset walk. It doesn’t get better than this.”
Neil Sylver


“The Puerto Rican appetite for life is contagious. Music, food, art and culture… nothing is done halfway.”-
Samantha Malone

IT specialist

“I couldn’t have asked for anything better for my family. Our kids are getting a unique educational experience and there’s never a dull moment – weekend road trips, outdoor adventures, and so many activities.”
Jacob Johns

Corporate Insurance Manager

Add Quality to Your Vida

It’s always nice out

Say goodbye to cold winters. Average year-round temperature is a balmy 85°F (29°C) with over 200 days of sunshine.

Play outside

Our beaches consistently rank among the best in the world.

We’re an international hotspot for outdoor activities such as surfing, snorkeling/diving, fishing, biking, running, and more.

A golfer’s paradise: With nearly 30 golf courses, including some of the world’s most prestigious tournaments, Puerto Rico is known as the “golf capital,” of the Caribbean.

El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. Forest Service, with 10+ miles of trails, picture-perfect waterfalls, and home to several endemic plant and animal species.

Soak up some culture

Tens of dozens of museums and cultural centers.

Over 50 certified historic landmarks, including the famous San Felipe del Morro fortress.

A life of leisure

The region’s most eclectic restaurant scene, featuring everything from unique casual fare to sublime fine dining experiences.

Premium shopping venues like Plaza Las Américas and the Mall of San Juan, featuring the top brands and innovative designers you love.

Long nights, in a good way

San Juan is a can’t-miss stop for artists, musicians, events, and shows on tour.

Vibrant nightlife with a healthy
dose of Latin spice

Year-round music and cultural festivals, many outdoor