It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to your Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, voice and action of the private sector. We are delighted and honor to have you as a member of our Centenary Institution.
Today more than ever, it is necessary that business leaders and/or entrepreneurs like yourself belong to a leading institution like ours, which has been awarded with the accreditation of “State Chamber of Commerce” by the United States Chamber of Commerce (USCC). This important distinction is only granted to those chambers that have complied with very strict criteria established by the USCC. This accreditation placed us among the first 6 of 7,000 Chambers of Commerce accredited by the USCC. We received this distinction last May 22nd in Washington, DC during the commemoration of our 100th anniversary of continuously working in defense of all business enterprises.
In the past year, we have also joined other prominent organizations in lobbying efforts in the Washington Congress, as part of our daily work on behalf of the private enterprise in Puerto Rico. Our efforts were directed, among others, towards favoring the approval of Section 933-A of the Federal Internal Revenue Code, which was presented by Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi last September 22nd and the “Federal Contracting Trade Mission”, which will help increase the participation of our PRCC members in federal contracting.
I invite you to thoroughly read the information contained in this website so you get to know better our Chamber of Commerce and our mission, vision, values and services. I also encourage you to actively participate in our Working Committees and stand-up to protect your rights and principles as a business leader and/or entrepreneur.
Once again, I congratulate you for choosing the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce as your partner on behalf of the development of your company and business.
Pablo L. Figueroa, Arch., M.A.
Chairman of the Board
Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce