Public corporations of the Government of Puerto Rico

Public corporations of the Government of Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico, Public corporations are separate legal entities who are owned, either entirely or in great majority, by the Government of Puerto Rico. These corporations are created to serve a public service, such as electricity, water, public financing, education, transportation, and public lands real estate. Such corporations can be owned either by the state government of Puerto Rico or one of its 78 municipalities.

List of state-run public corporations in Puerto Rico

The following is list of public corporations owned by the state government of Puerto Rico. As of 2006, the state government of Puerto Rico had 47 major corporations:

* Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA, "Autoridad de Energia Electrica" (AEE) in Spanish) – Official websites: [http://www.prepa.com www.prepa.com] (in English); [http://www.aeepr.com www.aeepr.com] (in Spanish)
* Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA, "Autoridad de Acueductos y Alcantarillados" (AAA) in Spanish) – Official website: [http://www.acueductospr.com www.acueductospr.com] (in Spanish)
* Puerto Rico Public Buildings Authority (PBA, "Autoridad de Edificios Publicos" (AEP) in Spanish) – Official website: [http://www.aep.gobierno.pr/ www.aep.gobierno.pr] (in Spanish)
* Puerto Rico Port Authority ("Autoridad de Puertos" in Spanish) – Official website: [http://www.prpa.gobierno.pr/ www.prpa.gobierno.pr]
* Puerto Rico Government Development Bank (GDB, "Banco Gubernamental de Fomento" (BGF) in Spanish) – Official website: [http://www.gdb-pur.com/ www.gdb-pur.com]
* University of Puerto Rico (UPR, "Universidad de Puerto Rico" in Spanish), who also owns:
** Comprehensive Cancer Center ("Centro Comprensivo de Cáncer" in Spanish)
* Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO, "Compañía de Fomento Industrial", or simply "Fomento", in Spanish) – Official website: [http://www.pridco.com www.pridco.com]
* Metropolitan Bus Authority (MBA, "Autoridad Metropolitana de Autobuses" (AMA) in Spanish)
* Health Insurance Administration ("Administracion de Seguros de Salud" in Spanish) in Spanish), administrator of the Puerto Rico Health Reform.
* Commerce and Export Company of Puerto Rico ("Compañía de Comercio y Exportación de Puerto Rico" in Spanish)
* Arts, Sciences, and Cinematography Development Corporation ("Corporación para el Desarrollo de las Artes, Ciencias e Industria Cinematográfica")
* Roads and Transportation Authority ("Autoridad de Carreteras y Transportación" (ACT) in Spanish)
* Agricultura Insurance Corporation ("Corporación de Seguros Agrícolas" in Spanish)
* Rural Development Corporation ("Corporación para el Desarrollo Rural" in Spanish)
* Land Authority ("Autoridad de Tierras" in Spanish)
* Land Administration ("Administración de Terrenos" in Spanish)
* Puerto Rico Tourism Company ("Compañía de Turismo" in Spanish)
* Maritime Transport Authority ("Autoridad de Transporte Marítimo" in Spanish)
* Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority ("Autoridad del Distrito del Centro de Convenciones de P.R." in Spanish), owner of the Puerto Rico Convention Center and its surrounding lands.
* Solid Waste Authority ("Autoridad de Desperdicios Sólidos" in Spanish)
* Cuenca del Caribe Project Financing Authority ("Autoridad para el Financiamiento de Proyectos en la Cuenca del Caribe" in Spanish)
* Municipal Financing Agency ("Agencia de Financiamiento Municipal" in Spanish)
* Industrial and Medical Facilities for the Education and Control of Environmental Contamination Financing Authority ("Autoridad para el Financiamiento de Facilidades Industriales, Médicas, para la Educación y Control de la Contaminación Ambiental" in Spanish)
* Infrastructure of Puerto Rico Financing Authority ("Autoridad para el Financiamiento de la Infraestructura de Puerto Rico" in Spanish)
* Housing Financing Authority ("Autoridad para el Financiamiento de la Vivienda" in Spanish)
* Public Financing Corporation ("Corporación para el Financiamiento Público" in Spanish)
* Economic Development Bank of Puerto Rico ("Banco de Desarrollo Económico de Puerto Rico" in Spanish)
* Urban Centers and Urban Areas Revitalization Corporation ("Corporación para la Revitalización de los Centros Urbanos y Áreas Urbanas" in Spanish)
* Right to Work Administration ("Administración del Derecho al Trabajo" in Spanish)
* National Parks Company ("Compañía de Parques Nacionales" in Spanish)
* Corporation for Industries of the Blind and Mentally Retarded and Incapacitated ("Corporación de Industrias de Ciegos, Personas Mentalmente Retardadas e Incapacitadas" in Spanish)
* Cardiovascular Center of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Corporation ("Corporación del Centro Cardiovascular de Puerto Rico y el Caribe" in Spanish)
* Medical Services Administration of Puerto Rico ("Administración de Servicios Médicos de Puerto Rico" in Spanish)
* Puerto Rico National Guard Institutional Trust ("Fideicomiso Institucional de la Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico" in Spanish)
* Business Training and Work Corporation ("Corporación de Empresas de Adiestramiento y Trabajo" in Spanish)
* Puerto Rico Credit Unions Supervision and Insurance Corporation ("Corporación para la Supervisión y Seguros de Cooperativas de Puerto Rico" (COSSEC) in Spanish), is similar in nature and authority to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) in the U.S.
* Port of the Americas Administration ("Autoridad del Puerto de las Américas" in Spanish), administrator of the Port of the Americas currently under construction in Ponce
* Integral Development for the Cantera Peninsula Company ("Compañía para el Desarrollo Integral de la Península de Cantera" in Spanish)
* Conservatory of Music Corporation ("Corporación del Conservatorio de Música" in Spanish), owner of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico
* Musical Arts Corporation ("Corporación de las Artes Musicales" in Spanish), who also owns:
** Musical Scenic Arts Corporation ("Corporación de las Artes Escénico Musicales" in Spanish)
** Symphony Orchestra Corporation ("Corporación de la Orquesta Sinfónica" in Spanish), administrator of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra (PRSO).
* Puerto Rican Culture Institute ("Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña" (ICP) in Spanish), who also owns:
** Plastics Arts School ("Escuela de Artes Plásticas" in Spanish)
** Performing Arts Center Corporation ("Corporación del Centro de Bellas Artes" in Spanish), owner of the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center.
* Puerto Rico Public Difussion Corporation ("Corporación de Puerto Rico para la Difusión Pública" in Spanish)
* Auto Accident Compensation Administration ("Administración de Compensaciones por Accidentes de Automóviles", or ACAA, in Spanish), administrator of the state car insurance program
* State Insurance Fund Corporation ("Corporación del Fondo del Seguro del Estado", or CFSE, in Spanish), administrator of state workers compensation insurance
* ELA Linguistic Planification Institute ("Instituto de Planificación Linguística del ELA" in Spanish)
* Caño Martín Peña ENLACE Project Corporation ("Corporación del Proyecto ENLACE del Caño Martín Peña" in Spanish)
* Authority for the Redevelopment of Lands and Facilities of the Roosevelt Roads Naval Station ("Autoridad para el Redesarrollo de los Terrenos y Facilidades de la Estación Naval Roosevelt Road" in Spanish)
* Comisión para la Seguridad en el Tránsito
* Departamento de Ttransportación y Obras Publicas

List of other public corporations in Puerto Rico

* Port of Ponce, owned by the Municipality of Ponce.

ee also

* Executive Departments of the Government of Puerto Rico
* Politics of Puerto Rico

External links

* [http://www.gobierno.pr/ Government of Puerto Rico] Official Page
* [http://www.gobierno.pr/GPRPortal/Inicio/RamaEjecutiva/Organigrama.htm Government of Puerto Rico] Organizational chart (Spanish)
* [http://www.upr.edu University of Puerto Rico - Main Portal]
* [http://www.bdepr.org/bde/index.php Economic Development Bank]
* [http://www.gdb-pur.com Government Development Bank]
* [http://www.ati.gobierno.pr Integrated Transport Alternative]
* [http://www.gotopuertorico.com Puerto Rico Tourism Company]
* [http://www.pridco.com Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company]
* [http://www.icp.gobierno.pr Institute of Puerto Rican Culture]


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