As the federal government's representative to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the SBA's Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands District Office's mission is to maintain and strengthen the economies of both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands by aiding, counseling, assisting and, protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping businesses and families recover from disasters.
The District Office is committed to being the leading catalyst for economic development and disaster assistance. As a primary vehicle for financial and management and technical assistance, we will focus our efforts on encouraging a greater participation of our lending institutions and resource partners, to increase the small businesses' access to capital. We will promote all of our services, including federal procurement opportunities. We will offer targeted outreach that will enable us to provide educational programs and counseling, and ensure that our employees and resource partners are able to provide the highest quality of service. We are determined to reach out to small businesses in an unprecedented way, to listen to their needs and to report these needs back to the Administrator, and suggest appropriate initiatives to help small businesses.