The Honorable John Hickenlooper (D), Governor of the State of Colorado, will visit the Republic of Cuba from 2 February 2017 to 5 February 2017. Governor Hickenlooper will be the fifteenth (15th) governor to visit the Republic of Cuba since 1999.
Denver, Colorado-based Biennial Of The Americas (www.biennialoftheamericas.org), a non-profit organization, is coordinating the visit to the Republic of Cuba. Governor Hickenlooper is the Honorary Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Representatives of Colorado-based companies are participating in the visit; the names of the companies have not been published.
Governor Hickenlooper will be paying the expenses for him and his wife. Biennial Of The Americas will be paying the expenses of Mr. Doug Friednash, Chief of Staff to the Governor. Two security officers will accompany the Governor, as required by state statute; their expenses will be paid by the state of Colorado.
George Ryan (R- Illinois)- 1999/2002 Jesse Ventura (I- Minnesota)- 2002 John Hoeven (R- Nebraska)- 2002 David Heineman (R- Nebraska)- 2005/2006/2007 Kathleen Blanco (D- Louisiana)- 2005 John Balducci (D- Maine)- 2005 Butch Otter (R- Idaho)- 2007 Mike Beebe (D- Arkansas)- 2009 Bill Richardson (D- New Mexico)- 2009/2010 Sonny Perdue (R- Georgia)- 2010 Jay Nixon (D- Missouri) replaced by wife, Georganne Nixon- 2015 Andrew Cuomo (D- New York)- 2015 Asa Hutchinson (R- Arkansas)- 2015 Greg Abbott (R- Texas)- 2015 Terry McAuliffe (D- Virginia)- 2016 Jay Nixon (D- Missouri)- 2016 Lt. Governor Brad Owen (D-Washington)- 2016 John Bel Edwards (D- Louisiana)- 2016 Earl Ray Tomblin (D- West Virginia)- 2016 John Hickenlooper (D- Colorado)- 2017
Established in 1994, the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council provides an efficient and sustainable educational structure in which the United States business community may access accurate, consistent, and timely information and analysis on matters and issues of interest regarding United States-Republic of Cuba commercial, economic, and political relations.