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Until the 1940s Puerto Ricos economy paled in comparison to that of its neighbors in the continental United States Despite the fact that it was a commonwealth of the US Puerto Rico received very little in the way of economic attention from the government in Washington DC In the 1940s newly elected governor Luis Muoz Marin started a program called Operation Bootstrap The purpose of this program was to build up the economy of Puerto Rico so that it would be able to support itself Now the commonwealth is a leading manufacturer clothing electronic goods foods and chemicals among others Manufacturing is the driving force behind the economy in Puerto Rico but there are other industries as well The agriculture industry is very strong There are two types of farms in Puerto Rico The first is a subsistence farm that exists to support itself These are generally small and the products never go far from home The other type of farm that exists in Puerto Rico is the large plantation type farm that is used to produced goods for export Various agricultural products include coffee vegetables sugarcanes and tobacco Puerto Rico is very rich in minerals The mining business accounts for over 160 million dollars in income each year The majority of products that are mined are construction materials They include cement sand gravel and stone Other minerals are clay graphite lime and salt Another important industry in Puerto Rico is the tourist trade Over 35 million tourists visit the island each year They spend an excess of 14 billion dollars The primary destination of travel is the San Juan area with it luxury hotels and resorts Puerto Rico is classified as a commonwealth of the United States of America It is governed under a constitution that was ratified in 1952 and has since been amended Since 1917 Puerto Ricans have been US Citizens and given most rights and obligations of other citizens They are
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