Puerto Rico was once a Spanish colony, then a US sort-of-a-colony, then a commonwealth with citizenship. I know US agribusiness invested heavily in setting up/expanding a sugar cane industry on the island, and that various US companies do manufacturing there.
My question is: What fraction of Puerto Rican economy is owned by mainland-US individuals and corporations/companies?
- Let's stick to direct ownership, so forget about whether the mainland company with a production facility in Puerto Rico is actually owned by lots of stockholders, some of which might be Puerto Rican. While it's methodologically valid to look into that, it makes the question so much harder to answer. So use direct ownership as a proxy / first-order estimate.
- You can choose the measure you like, i.e. contribution to GDP, estimated value of holdings, number of workers (employed/self-employed)...
- If you can make a guesstimate and justify your assumptions, that's better than no answer.