Alabama Looks to Expand Trade With Cuba

Alabama Public Radio

By: Alex Aubuchon

A group is working to build statewide support for Congress to end the travel and trade embargo with Cuba.

Engage Cuba held a council meeting in Mobile on Tuesday, laying out their plans. The council has representatives from agriculture, business, education and government leaders from across the state.

Luke Albee is a senior advisor to Engage Cuba. He hopes to expand trade with Cuba in order to provide opportunities for Alabama businesses

“What we have found is an incredible amount of interest all over the country, in changing our policy towards Cuba. And Alabama is a perfect example of a state that really stands to benefit dramatically with opening up trade.”

The organization has launched additional councils in eight other states, and moves to Mississippi today to launch a council there as well.