|1928||PRMA was established before Operation Bootstrap and PRIDCO existed.|
|1930||PRMA celebrated its first Permanent Puerto Rico Products Exhibition in San Juan.|
|1931||PRMA officially incorporates with the Executive Council on June 26. The first members to incorporate were: N. Pasarell, Lupercio Colberg, J.A.E. Rodríguez, Angel M. Méndez, M. Rodríguez-Ema, and F. Krug.|
|1939||To promote economic development, the PRMA suggested creating the Industrial Development Corp. House Bill 598 was submitted by Miguel A. García Méndez, but it was never signed by Gov. Winship. Three years later, the Industrial Development Co. was created.|
|1952||The Mayagüez region is established. Two months later, the PRMA organizes all industries on the Island into autonomous local chapters.|
|1970’s||Environmental and Health & Security committees formed.|
|1973||For the first time, the PRMA adopts a format that allows manufacturers to talk directly with different government representatives through a caucus.|
|1975||Position known as executive director changes to executive vice president|
|1976||Economic Assistance Program for Talented Students is created.|
|1978||Member Visiting Program is established. EcoNews is published for the first time.|
|1979||First Industrial Fair|
|1984||PRExpo is established. This open exhibition was held to familiarize the public with the variety, quality, and complexity of Puerto Rican products and manufacturing processes.|
|1987||The Faces of Progress Program was established to promote discussion and analysis of positive societal role models for students.|
|1987||The Adopt A School Program was established to foster a good working relationship between industries and schools to create a new school model.|
|1989||Manuel Luis del Valle was co-president of Give a Hand to Puerto Rico (“Dale la Mano a Puerto Rico”) to help victims of Hurricane Hugo.|
|1993||Industry Opens Its Doors (“Industria Abre sus Puertas”) is established. Students have the opportunity for a firsthand look at the manufacturing process.|
|1993||On March 7, the PRMA organized a rally called Section 936 Puerto Ricans Defend Their Jobs (“936 Puertorriqueños Defienden su Empleo”).|
|1993||Under the slogan “Búscame que estoy pegao” (Look At Me, I’m What’s Hot), the PRMA launched a campaign to promote sales of products made in Puerto Rico.|
|1994||During its annual meeting, the PRMA brought together four ex-governors, Luis A. Ferré, Roberto Sánchez Vilella, Carlos Romero Barceló, and Rafael Hernández Colón.|
|1996||On June 1, the PRMA advocated for Section 936 with a huge gathering at Hiram Bithorn Stadium.|
|1997||Colin Powell visited the Island for the first time through an invitation from the PRMA and PR 2000. PRMA establishes the World Class Speakers Program.|
|1999||The PRMA presented a 15-point economic proposal to all gubernatorial candidates, many of which were included in political party platforms.|
|1999||Henry Kissinger speaks to PRMA members as part of the World Class Speakers Program.|
|2000||Lucy Crespo becomes first woman president of the PRMA|
|2001||Steve Forbes, editor in Chief of Forbes Business magazine speaks to PRMA members as part of the World Class Speakers Program.|
|2003||Carly Fiorina, CEO of Hewlett Packard speaks to PRMA members as part of the World Class Speakers Program.|
|2003||PRMA begins Speaker of the Month Program
PRMA launches INDUSTRIALES Magazine.
|2004||PRMA holds the first Manufacturing Summit|
|2005||Kevin Sharer, CEO of Amgen speaks to PRMA members as part of the World Class Speakers Program.
PRMA moves to its new location at Centro Internacional de Mercadeo, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
|2007||President Leonel Fernández speaks to PRMA members as part of the World Class Speakers Program.|
|2008||William J. Clinton and José María Aznar speak to PRMA members as part of the World Class Speakers Program.
PRMA works in alliance with government and the private sector to draft Act 73 of May 28, 2008, better known as “Ley de Incentivos Económicos para el Desarrollo de Puerto Rico”.
|2009||Douglas McMillon, president & CEO of Wal-Mart International speaks to PRMA members as part of the World Class Speakers Program|
|2010||William Hawkins, president & CEO of Medtronic, Inc. and Al Gore speak to PRMA members as part of the World Class Speakers Program
PRMA changes its logo.
|2011||Ian Carter, president Global Operations Hilton worldwide speaks to PRMA members as part of the World Class Speakers Program
PRMA in alliance with the Puerto Rico Statistics Institute and the sponsorship of Scotiabank launched the Puerto Rico Manufacturing – Purchasing Managers Index (PRM-PMI).
|2012||PRMA presents 10 Tactics for Re-Energizing the Socio Economic Development of Puerto Rico|