Gov’t launches first phase of Puerto Rico Site Selection Map
SAN JUAN – Economic Development Secretary Manuel Laboy and Planning Board President María del Carmen Gordillo announced Thursday the first phase of the Puerto Rico Site Selection Map, which includes an inventory of government-owned structures, facilities and lots.
“We have to understand that we are competing with the world. This tool allows that, in one place, an entrepreneur or investor can, as an initial step, have all the information they need interactively to accelerate the process of establishing their business or expand the business they already have in Puerto Rico,” Laboy said at the press conference.
The map initially includes 2,000 government locales that are available and in use, belonging to the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Co., Land Authority, Trade & Export Co., Tourism Co. and the former Roosevelt Roads Naval Station in Ceiba.
For the second phase, it is expected to include all properties such as those belonging to the Department of Education as well as the public corporations.
“This is a very common tool in countries that seek to attract investment, because to the extent they can market themselves, they get better investors. Investors aren’t sitting in San Juan, they’re possibly in China,” the Planning Board chief said.
The map includes hospitals, university institutions, airports, research centers, ports and all industrial conglomerates that an investor may find relevant when searching for a facility.
The available site are marked green, those in use in red and the ones already reserved in yellow.
To use the map, click on the desired location and browse through the list of industries.
Start by selecting the “Layers List” icon and choosing an industry: it ranges from Airports and Businesses, to Waste Treatment Plants.
Then click on your desired location and browse through the list of industries.
You can search more than one industry at a time.
For additional commands select the icons below.