Last year, the United States and Cuba began restoring diplomatic ties and relaxing some trade and travel restrictions. It was a significant thaw in a relationship that has been frosty for more than 55 years. However, it is still a long way from a full-scale lifting of the U.S's economic embargo on the island nation. This past year, Engage Cuba has been working to facilitate improved relations with Cuba both in D.C and in key states such as Iowa. We are excited to engage the business and civic leaders in Iowa. Engage Cuba is working to build support throughout the country, while also facilitating relationships between U.S. businesses and Cuba and educating Congress about the benefits of U.S. travel and trade with Cuba.