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Assessing the economic impact of Hurricane Maria on the Orlando region

Posted by Dale Brill on Nov 17, 2017 11:05:34 AM

Residents from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico fleeing the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria are among the hundreds arriving daily in Central Florida to start new lives. The Orlando community, with one of the largest Puerto Rican populations in the U.S. outside of the island, is offering support, assistance and relief from the life-changing disaster brought on by the storm’s strength and fury. With a community that’s on track to surpass New York as the state with the largest Puerto Rican population, the opportunity for evacuating Puerto Ricans to contribute to the region’s growing economy is considerable.

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