Excellent article quickly explains the appreciated but somewhat muted impact that occurs when US Government funds are not spent in Puerto Rico to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria more quickly or effectively. Instead, U.S. Funding is spent on the U.S. mainland to provide goods and services destined for Puerto Rico. I don't speak for Puerto Rico and I would imagine the help is much apprecaited, however the overall effect is somewhat muted if the funds are not spent in Puerto Rico.
This is the exact reason why RicoAmerica was conceived. I am on LinkedIn hoping to connect with Puerto Rico Decision Makers.