Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Texas Governor Greg Abbott leading delegation to Cuba next week
While in Cuba, Governor Abbott will meet with officials from Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment, Port of Mariel, Cimex (Cuban Export-Import Corporation), Cuba Chamber of Commerce, Alimport (Cuban Export Company and Food Importer) and various economic institutions.
This will be Governor Abbott’s second international business development trip since taking office.
“With a new era of eased trade and travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba – and as the 12th largest economy in the world - Texas has an opportunity to capitalize and expand its economic footprint at home and abroad.
“Opening the door to business with Texas will expand free enterprise and the freedom that flows from it. I look forward to expanding business opportunities for both Texas and Cuba," Abbott said.
Governor Abbott will be joined on the trip by Tracye McDaniel, CEO of TexasOne, members of the Governor’s staff and various business and economic leaders from around the state.
The trip will be sponsored and paid for by TexasOne, the state’s Economic Development Corporation.