FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE

06/18/2010

Public Relations Department
866-576-5222, ext. 4


The National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce Launches new Website

Providing tangible resources for minority small business to enhance economic development.

June 18, 2010, Washington, D.C. – The National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, Inc., located in Washington, D.C., officially released its website to the public today.  The non-profit organization was incorporated in Washington, D.C. with a mission to „support the development of entrepreneurship and innovation for Puerto Ricans, Hispanics, and other minorities throughout Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland by providing a comprehensive resource for incubating and growing business ideas as well as representing the interests of those businesses in [the] national government.‰

Amidst growing unemployment, especially within minority communities, The National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce intends to promote economic prosperity by implementing programs designed to assist in the development of small businesses and grow existing enterprises.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment for minorities in the U.S. currently stands above 15% compared to an estimated 9.5% for the entire U.S.  Puerto Rico‚s unemployment rate has reached a staggering 18%.

Programs expanding grant opportunities, microlending, and small business advice and advocacy will promote the mission of advancing economic freedom, a strategy which supports policy initiatives surrounding pro-entrepreneurial objectives.  By advocating for small business financing opportunities, as well as other policies surrounding energy, healthcare, and education, the organization will improve community standards and the economic standing of minorities.

The National Puerto Rican Chamber of CommerceŒs mission has already gained the attention of community and business leaders, policy advocates, and local and federal officials across the country by presenting ideas for microeconomic development that incorporates grassroots and independent donor initiatives.

Please support the Chamber‚s efforts and make a donation at www.NPRChamber.org/Donate or contact the Chamber‚s Public Relations Department at 866-572-5222, ext. 4 / Email:  PublicRelations@NPRChamber.org.

www.NPRChamber.org

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