|MAIN | OUR COMMITMENT | EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | CHALLENGES | RECOMMENDATIONS|
|June 29, 2012|
Puerto Rico has made noteworthy efforts in recent years to address different aspects of these complex and interrelated challenges. But more can be done. We present five policy recommendations. Several reflect themes that have been actively discussed and debated—and in a few cases, already addressed—on the Island. The recommendations should not be viewed as providing a quick fix, but rather as important steps to help improve Puerto Rico’s competitiveness over time. We present these recommendations for consideration and discussion, and invite feedback from stakeholders on the Island regarding their implementation and expected impacts, as well as any additional actions that may strengthen their effectiveness.
Recommendation 1: Reduce Barriers to Job Creation and Labor Force Participation
Recommendation 2: Reform the Energy Industry
Recommendation 3: Lower the Costs of Doing Business
Recommendation 4: Foster Partnerships between Industry and Higher Education
Recommendation 5: Promote Independent Policy Evaluation