Colorado exploring options to open travel, trade opportunities
August 30, 2016
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Engage Cuba announced the launch of a statewide council that will work to open trade opportunities to Cuba and end the travel ban.
The 38 member council includes a diverse group of Coloradans representing agriculture, banking, travel and tourism, high-tech, healthcare, education, energy and others.
"Whether it's potatoes from the San Luis Valley, grass-fed beef from the Western Slope, milk and cheese from local dairies or wheat from the eastern plains, Cuba will create excellent new opportunities for farmers and ranchers," Bennet said. "Unfortunately, our agriculture industry – the state's third largest – is missing out on these lucrative markets. We hope that the creation of this council will help build support for our bill and open doors for economic growth for Colorado producers."
-U.S. Senator Michael Bennet