Progress Report October 24, 2017

1. Breakthrough in the Gulf!  Kudos to NBCC Board Member Nathaniel Rido and his assembled team by addressing the challenges set forth by the recent hurricanes.  They just closed a deal with the General Land Office (state of Texas) worth over $285 million to provide Manufactured Housing, Product Construction, Management for the State of Texas.  This is all Tier One and minority owned and managed.  We are so proud of Nate and the Team for setting this “Paradigm Shift” in the Gulf!

2. Join us in Havana! Travelling to Havana, Cuba is oh so simple. Choose Southwest Airlines (bags fly free) or your favorite airline and make your reservation to fly into Havana. Your airline will provide all the paperwork you need for entry to Cuba. Go on and pick your room in a private residence for as little as $30 per night and $5 for breakfast. The homes are clean with very modern bathrooms; the owners are friendly. Then get ready to meet the Cuban Ministers of Trade and Foreign Investment and members of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce. Attend the largest trade show of the Caribbean, FIHAV 2017, with over 5000 businesses in attendance. Have face to face meetings with industry leaders. October 30-November 3. Register here Bring home cigars, rum and art. See you in Havana!

3.  Have Trade Mission; Will Travel:  In response to various requests we are in the planning stages for Trade Missions.  The nations we are currently planning for are:  Benin, Columbia, Ghana, and Kenya.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any interest in these venues.  We will limit the participation for these Trade Mission to 20 participants per mission.  These will be very serious business ventures.  Vacations can be done elsewhere.

4.  SBA – Show Your Laundry!  There is no surprise that the previous administration’s activity (or lack thereof) has been less than aggressive and productive.  Here is the official assessment performed by the Inspector General.  We look forward to supporting the “turnaround” being led by Administrator McMahon and her new team.

5.  Goodbye “Sue and Settle”:  The “Inquisition” held by the previous Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency is beginning to fade away.  Here are two current articles on the positive steps that are underway here and here.