November 30, 2015

TRADE, THE WoT AND GOLF:

Texas sees business potential in trade with Cuba (SHERYL JEAN, 11/30/15, dallasnews.com)

Businesses in the state stand to generate jobs and millions of dollars in trade with Cuba as the United States takes steps to open relations with the communist country for the first time since 1961.

Texas could see $43 billion in total economic impact and 214 new jobs from increased exports and other trade with Cuba, according to a new report from Texas A&M University.

To jump-start efforts, Gov. Greg Abbott is leading a large state delegation to Cuba on Monday, less than one year after President Barack Obama re-established diplomatic relations with the island nation.

"With a new era of eased trade and travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba ... Texas has an opportunity to capitalize and expand its economic footprint at home and abroad," Abbott said in a statement. Joining him in Cuba will be state agriculture and port representatives and business people.

Thanks, UR!

Posted by at November 30, 2015 6:21 PM

  

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