Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico District Office

Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands District Office Directory

María de los Ángeles de Jesús, Deputy District Director
Phone: (787) 766-5164  E-mail: maria.dejesus@sba.gov

In 2006, pharmaceutical giant Schering-Plough closed its manufacturing facility in Manatí, Puerto Rico leaving hundreds of people unemployed, among them, Armando Semprit.

As a child, Yoel Rivera never imagined that one day he would be the owner of a successful one-of-a-kind business.

Like most, upon graduating high school he attended college; in his case the University of Puerto Rico’s Mayagüez Campus, acknowledged throughout the world for producing some of the best engineers.

American author Napoleon Hill once said that patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.  Perhaps no other words have rung as true for businessperson Michael González. 

Born in New Jersey to Puerto Rican parents, González arrived in Puerto Rico at the age of six, when his father was transferred to the island. As any other child, González was involved in many after-school activities, and expressed great interest in music and theater.  

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