Monday, November 05, 2007

Nebraska's Governor Heineman Heads Back To Cuba For Business


Monday 05th of November 2007

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman is making a return trip to Cuba.

Heineman has made four trips to the communist country adding up to $60 million worth of commodities.

In March, he inked a deal with Cuba to export $16 million worth of wheat and pork products from the Husker state.

Asked whether it was common for a governor to make multiple trips in one year to Cuba, Heineman had this to say: "I've said that if they want to sign a deal every three months I'll be there every three months, because we are competing in an international market economy. Whether it's Cuba or the trip I took to China and Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and we've got to compete in these markets."

Heineman hopes to accomplish a lot during his short visit. He thinks the deal will be worth between 10 and 15 million dollars.

Heineman left on Sunday and will return to the U.S. on Wednesday.

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