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A way forward for Puerto Rico?

Sometimes disasters offer the potential for a new way to move forward. This was the case in Puerto Rico following hurricane Maria in the fall of 2017, according to the US Economic Development Administration’s Juan Bauza. The EDA was activated to support Puerto Rico and its economic recovery, and it was “the extreme level of devastation in Puerto Rico that presented an opportunity for not just rebuilding, but for transformational economic development.” A collaborative effort between government agencies, local organizations, and stakeholders yielded the “Puerto Rico Economic Disaster Recovery Plan”, which includes eight future-facing strategic economic recovery strategies – one…
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Kim is a writer with a background in banking and non-profits. She has worked with several non-profits on projects relating to strategy, communications and planning.

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