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Public Schools Scramble To Absorb Hurricane Maria Evacuees, Hoping Money Will Follow

“For the most part, it’s a net positive for the states that are receiving Puerto Ricans. It will add to the economic growth where they’re residing,” said Matt Fabian, partner at Municipal Market Analytics. “They’ll buy things and pay rent and taxes, get jobs, which all add to the local economy.”

In addition, many Puerto Ricans have the ability to seamlessly slide into the economy: they already have citizenship and many are bilingual.

Tim Holler