To:
From:
Subject:
Please enter the text in the same order as shown in the Image below
Take Courses
Get Certified
Attend Events
Explore Resources
About
×

DRI International Accessibility Statement

DRI International is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities can access the content offered through our website, www.drii.org.

If you are having trouble accessing www.drii.org, you can email driinfo@drii.org for assistance. Please put "ADA Inquiry" in the subject line of your email and we will assist you.

Businesses Still Slow to Recover in Post-Maria Puerto Rico

March 23, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Six months after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican businesses of all sizes are still struggling to return to normalcy, as power, money, and staffing issues continue to prevent full recovery.

According to the United Retailers Association, 5,000 to 7,000 of the approximately 45,000 small businesses in Puerto Rico remain shuttered. And among those that have reopened, 30% were still relying on generator power and 45% had reduced work hours.

Tourism, one of the region’s biggest businesses, has also been hit. The Humacao area, a popular tourism draw, had nearly 700 businesses operating pre-hurricane. By the November following Maria, 41% were still shut down and only 9% were operating at full capacity.

The biggest problem is electricity – a problem shared by many such businesses in the region. Power still hasn’t been fully restored and power lines still litter the ground, while overtaxed repair crews are stretched to their limits. Even large manufacturers like Bristol-Myers Squibb, which is still relying on generator power.

The DRI Foundation is collecting donations to assist with recovery in areas recently affected by hurricanes. You can add your support by clicking here.

Headquarters
1115 Broadway
12th Floor
New York, NY 10010

London Office
Tallis House
2 Tallis Street
London, EC4Y 0AB

©2021 DRI International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

consult-ic