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com/MYle5Fshc7— Antarctic Division (@AusAntarctic) March 8, How many times did you spot her Be honest On Wednesday morning Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló sat beside Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky at one of the company’s swanky buildings in San Francisco The two were announcing a partnership to bring more tourism to the island where some residents are still without power and even without homes following the ravages of Hurricane Maria in September “One of the best ways to help an economy is to continue to send visitors there” Chesky said Airbnb is just one stop on a whirlwind tour Rosselló is making to some of the most prominent companies in Silicon Valley as he tries to take advantage of the bittersweet limelight that the Category 4 storm has put on the US territory Devastation also means a chance to reimagine things as the island rebuilds and the 39-year-old is casting Puerto Rico as a “blank canvas” for innovators to come and experiment The leader of 34 million people is also pushing for a bigger investment: statehood At Airbnb he criticized what he sees as “two tiers of citizenship” and argued that statehood would super charge the island’s long struggling economy “We need to ask ourselves in the 21st century if we are satisfied with the notion that this standard bearer for democracy has a colonial territory” Rosselló said “In our view that needs to change” TIME sat down with the leader of Puerto Rico’s New Progressive Party who also identifies as a Democrat after the press conference to talk about how the recovery is going why he’s courting Big Tech and whether Donald Trump has been a good president for Puerto Ricans The following has been edited for brevity and clarity Looking back on everything the federal government and Trump have done in the wake of Hurricane Maria do you give it a 10 out of 10 As I told the President himself recoveries are evaluated as time goes along There have been some things Ive been very happy with and some things that I havent Ill give you examples of both Ive been very unsatisfied with the Army Corps of Engineers and their effort to rebuild the energy grid Ive been unsatisfied with some of the additional bureaucratic steps that have been added for Puerto Rico particularly on the FEMA side On other fronts weve been working well with FEMA I was also very satisfied in the emergency phase with the militarys involvement… Were all going to be evaluated on how this ends up So not quite a 10 out of 10 I shy away from giving a number I dont tend to give grades I used to do that when I was a professor Not anymore How are people feeling in terms of getting their lives back together In the majority of cases its already reaching normalcy The school system opened Businesses are opening Tourism by June is expected to reach pre-Maria levels but probably even higher One of the things that was always lagging behind was energy Today 98% of clients are being served But that is the grand scheme of things There are some places where people dont have jobs and their homes havent been fixed Even though it is smaller scale about 22000 clients still dont have access to energy and there are some places where 40% of the municipality doesnt have energy That is a hard pill to swallow and weve been working as quickly as possible to mitigate that You mentioned that the profile of Puerto Rico has been raised because of the storm It seems like a mixed bag as you try to draw tourists Other regions like Napa saw many people cancel trips after high-profile wildfires for example We didnt choose the catastrophe it came to us Because of that theres a level of profile Compared to Napa a lot less people knew about Puerto Rico In fact polls show that prior to the storm about 25% of American citizens knew that we were American citizens After all of the media coverage about 85% know now We need to use this as an opportunity to showcase Puerto Rico for what it is what it has what needs to be changed Because prior to the storm we didnt have the political wherewithal and we didnt have the bully pulpit Now we at least have some of the bully pulpit Does it surprise you that such low numbers of Americans were aware that Puerto Ricans are US citizens Puerto Rico is a very delicate issue It is sort of a geopolitical black hole In the past because there were so many issues the United States has to deal with Russia Iran you could sort of put it into a second or third tier Not a lot of people would fight about it and we didnt have the political structure because we dont have senators or congressmen to put that idea out there Now after the storm there is this awareness about Puerto Rico Was I surprised No We had measured it and it was always very disappointing Again a majority are now aware The follow up question is: Should they be treated equally Or should we have this colonial territory system prevail in the 21st century The way that Congress was designed is that issues are not attended to unless they are highly critical I think its a critical question When you met with President Trump did you speak to him about the statehood issue We spoke about it I speak to everyone about it He said he wasnt going to touch upon those issues that he was going to let the people of Puerto Rico decide I just take what was in the Republican platform and the Democratic platform When you read those statements theyre very clear On the Republican side it says they will respect the will of the people of Puerto Rico if they so choose to become a state What we need is a path forward for that to happen You have spoken before about mobilizing Puerto Ricans in the midterms particularly because of the tax plan [that treats the island like a foreign competitor] Are you still working on that Im doing that Its not about being a Republican or Democrat but if you are a friend or an opponent to the people of Puerto Rico We have a platform We have registration drives in some of the critical states We can show that we have political force and influence on the national stage Whats the objective right now Time is really not our friend so were really focusing on certain areas: Florida Pennsylvania New Jersey New York some districts in Texas and so forth What brings you to Silicon Valley My aspiration in this rebuilding process is that Puerto Rico can become a blank canvas for innovation A lot of funds are going to come to Puerto Rico for the rebuilding and it presents a unique opportunity to build smarter and get the best innovators in the world to come and showcase what they have to do in areas of energy transportation overall technology infrastructure the housing side What we are doing over here is making sure all the stakeholders know that Puerto Rico is not only open for business but has this unique opportunity to showcase models that they might have on paper or a small scale If we leverage some of the opportunities five years ten years down the road Puerto Rico could become a destination for the human cloud as were calling it In the future its going to be even more clear that jobs are geographically independent and people are going to choose wherever they have a better quality of life We want to make Puerto Rico that spot Theres been a lot of talk about tech companies based here working harder to create jobs elsewhere to make sure other parts of the country arent left behind Do you think they have a civic responsibility to think about other places I would say they do Also on a pragmatic level it benefits them if you expand from just one place adding diversity adding a different mindset having different world views being able to tap into emerging thoughts and technologies from elsewhere In my view it can only add value As you go to these firms if youre trying to pitch Puerto Rico as an alternative to places like Colorado or Texas what are your biggest challenges and advantages The biggest challenges are things like energy costs and reliability and the bureaucratic red tape the government has Ive 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