Hurricane Maria Shuts Down Medtronic Facilities

Published: Sep 22, 2017

The eyes of Minnesota’s medical technology community were fixed on Puerto Rico on Wednesday as Hurricane Maria battered the island and the dozens of med-tech factories that dot its countryside.

Scores of life sciences companies have built manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico over the years, drawn by advantageous tax arrangements and a strong local workforce. On Wednesday, many of those plants closed down as the destructive storm passed overhead, though company officials largely remained tight-lipped until they could get a better assessment of the damage wrought.

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