Advanced Manufacturing & Aerospace

Your Runway to Growth

Engineering Talent and Skilled Workers Attract Companies

Puerto Rico’s legacy in the manufacturing industry, coupled with a highly skilled workforce, excellent infrastructure, and competitive tax incentives, continue to attract multi-million-dollar investments, including the likes of Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico, Honeywell Aerospace, and Pratt & Whitney Puerto Rico.

companies from different sectors manufacturing goods in Puerto Rico
rate of compliance with defense segment criteria of the aerospace sector
length, in feet, of Aguadilla Airport’s runway, the longest in the Caribbean

A Thriving Sector Primed for Talent and Investment

Advanced manufacturing and aerospace companies come to Puerto Rico for its talented workforce, established manufacturing environment, competitive real estate costs, and other assets:

  • Act 60 provides generous incentives for manufacturing and export activities
  • Tech and engineering expertise: access to skilled workforce in engineering and technology.
  • Strong back-office support from a large pool of highly educated, bilingual accountants, auditors, compliance officers, and financial analysts
  • Low cost per square foot of Class A office space relative to comparable-size U.S. cities

Where Industries Take Off

Aguadilla: A World-Class Sector Hub

  • Rafael Hernandez-Aguadilla Airport (BQN): Features the Caribbean’s second-longest runway, accommodating heavy cargo, passenger, and military aircraft operations.
  • Aeronautical & Aerospace Institute: Houses specialized labs and a new airplane hangar, fostering innovation and research.
  • Aerospace Corridor: A prime location that hosts prominent companies such as Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico, Pratt & Whitney Puerto Rico, and Infosys.
  • Manufacturing Ecosystem: Capitalizes on local technical education, providing specialized skills and training to produce high-tech goods and services.
  • Research and Development: Aguadilla promotes valuable research and development activities.


“Seeing the various facilities and the magnitude of what the companies on the island can do has been impressive. Puerto Rico is very well established in the biosciences and pharma community, but it definitely has much more to offer . It is a matter of understanding where the different pieces fall and where the appropriate locations could be for other types of manufacturing, like the ones my clients do.” Ford Graham, Senior Vice President of McGuireWoods Consulting 

 El Nuevo Día, March 2, 2023 

“Getting FAA approval would also have been more complicated outside of the United States.“

Patrick Foley
CEO of Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico

Local Connections In Advanced Manufacturing and Aerospace Industries

A large network of professionals, industry associations, educational institutions, and local government offices supports new arrivals to this exciting sector.

Single Business Portal

Entrepreneurs and innovators that are ready to invest and transform their businesses in Puerto Rico can access the Single Business Portal (SBP). The Single Business Portal helps you navigate the ins and outs of getting your project off the ground, offering information, documents, permits, and licenses – all in a streamlined and efficient tool.

Companies already doing business in Puerto Rico

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Peter Ruiz, Business Development Director – West Coast

Peter Ruiz

Business Development Director – West Coast
+1 (787) 966-7642, ext. 327