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22 González Giusti Avenue, Suite 222
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 00968

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Carrer Verdaguer 36-38, Local C

08397 Pineda de Mar (Barcelona)

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PUERTO RICO

BARCELONA

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Since 2009, Essèntium Group has worked with private sector companies, NGOs, government agencies, local municipalities, political campaigns, and personalities from around the world. Using our unique groundbreaking strategies and techniques that combine government, media and business relations, we have helped our clients accomplish what they envision with top-notch efficiency. The following are examples of some of our key achievements during the past few years:

  • Recipients of the national Cannabis Business Awards in 2015 for the “advocacy efforts that led to the legalization and responsible regulation of medical cannabis in Puerto Rico”.

  • 100% success in the approval of 200+ tax incentive decrees in Puerto Rico. 

  • Provided strategic advice to 70+ businesses on establishing business operations in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil.  

  • 100% success in the approval of 30+ medical cannabis licenses for operating dispensary, manufacturing, and cultivation facilities in Puerto Rico. 

  • Developed the strategic planning, operational structure, and finally served as the Program Managers for the Puerto Rico State Health Innovation Program (PR-SIM) as part of a cooperative agreement between the Puerto Rico Department of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Innovation Center of Medicaid Services to design a state-led health innovation plan, supported by broad stakeholder input and engagement to accelerate health care delivery system transformation in Puerto Rico. The final deliverable of this effort was the Puerto Rico State Health Care Innovation Plan 2017-2020.

  • Represented the Puerto Rico 9-1-1 Governing Board (PR911) in negotiations with the Puerto Rico Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that resulted in a flexibilization of the funding mechanism used to allocate funds to PR911. As a result of our interpretation of applicable law and efforts, we managed to pursue the OMB to allocate $7 million dollars for PR911 without altering the funding formula established by the law. These funds were utilized to capitalize and improve the Call Centers that PR911 operates around the island.

  • Developed the strategic planning and operational structure to serve as Program Managers of the Puerto Rico Background Check Program for the Puerto Rico Department of Health, which was backed by our client’s technologies in the medical field and the CMS National Background Check Program (NBCP). The NBCP is administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in consultation with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and its purpose is to identify efficient, effective, and economical procedures for conducting background checks to Long Term Care Providers.

  • Secured the approval of a bill in the Puerto Rico Senate and House of Representatives with language providing a 120-day timeline for interconnecting solar systems, with the possibility of appealing to the PREC if parties fail to reach an agreement, further providing that any charge on Net Metering will be strictly scrutinized by the PREC and must not affect the development of renewable energy projects. Our efforts also protected our clients from high charges, cross-subsidies, and alterations to the Net Metering credit formula by convincing legislators to remove specific language that was adverse to our client's goal.

  • Represented a benefit corporation at the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board and successfully obtained a permit to collect, transport, and operate a collection facility for the recycling of textiles.

  • Successfully obtained a grant in the amount of $75,000 from the Joint Commission on Legislative Grants for operational expenses of an educational foundation and managed to pursue the Department of Labor of Puerto Rico to grant said foundation $480,000 for payroll expenses.

  • Conducted negotiations on behalf of an NGO that led to $300,000+ in private donations to supply medical equipment to Hospitals in Haiti, as well as serving as program coordinators for an effort to raise capital for operations.