Home » FOCUS » The final frontier: Mississippians take a look at Cuba
Business interests eye anticipated opening of communist island

The final frontier: Mississippians take a look at Cuba

It is legal for American businesses to trade with communist China and communist Vietnam. Most observers tend to believe it is only a matter of time before the U.S. lifts the trade embargo to Cuba. Mississippians want to be poised to take advantage of the trade and investment opportunities that are expected when trade is normalized.

Recently, a group of state residents visited Cuba as part of the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) international studies program. The group included Thomas W. Colbert, who is chairman of the board of Community Bank Shares, and a member of the state college board.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Becky Gillette

Leave a Reply