COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – State Rep. Sean J. O’Brien, D-Bazetta, will travel to the recently re-opened Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday for a first round of business and trade discussions with members of the Cuban government.
O’Brien said in a news release he will attend the meeting with Congressman Tim Ryan, D-Niles, to discuss business opportunities in the region after the recent “thaw” in relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
“When you consider the number of top-notch businesses that call Ohio home – especially those in my district in Trumbull County – in addition to the fact that many companies are actively seeking to expand into new markets, it makes sense to showcase our business environment and look for opportunities close to home,” O’Brien said. “The profits and other benefits that will be realized by doing business in such a fresh market – one which possesses so much potential and has, for years, been hungry for the type of investments we will now be able to provide – are immense.”
O’Brien said the meeting will also encompass opportunities for American businesses in Cuba.
A delegation of Ohio elected officials, as well as Trumbull and Mahoning County business leaders, are scheduled to go on a trade mission to Cuba this fall.