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November 2003: Where do we stand?

Assessing Puerto Rico`s position as part of a visioning process

Globalization and continuous changes in world economic trends press policy makers to constantly assess development goals in order to enhance national competitiveness. Puerto Rico is no exception. Assessing its competitiveness and international standing is a critical component in the formulation of a long-term vision. In this issue we present a series of comparative measures that examine Puerto Rico against regional and global players. Specifically, we compiled comparative indicators that point to Puerto Rico`s position and need of a strategic vision in key areas within economic and social development and the environment.