North West Ireland delegation are Boston bound to showcase entrepreneurship and innovation
BOSTON, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies showcasing Ireland North West region's creative, life science, agri/food and advance manufacturing and engineering industries will travel to Boston, Massachusetts later this year as part of a joint collaboration between Councils in Derry/Strabane and Donegal.
The trip is part of the region's strategy to promote inward investment and provide local businesses access to potential export opportunity.
The trip is being organised to showcase the region's entrepreneurship and innovation and provide the companies from the Ireland North West region with an opportunity to tap into the US market.
Among the companies from the Derry City and Strabane District Council area that are travelling as part of the delegation are AE Global (formerly Allpipe Engineering); The Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC); ActionSense Ltd; Makematic; NeuroConcise; O'Neill's Irish International Sports Co Ltd; Troll Inc; and Type 40 Creative.
While Aniar Cumhacht Teoranta; Algaran Teoranta; O'Donnell's Bakery; Silver Birch Gallery; Meastoiri Domhanda Teo; Eilis Galbraith and DS Environmental Services Ltd from the Donegal County Council area will also be taking part.
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Maolíosa McHugh speaking ahead of the visit says it presents businesses with a unique opportunity to tap into the US market and showcase their businesses to a new audience.
The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Gerry McMonagle says the visit is part of the ongoing work being done to build on current links aimed at leading to real and long-term business and cultural links.
John Kelpie, Chief Executive of Derry City and Strabane District Council says that while the trip is very trade and investment focused, there will be a strong emphasis on education and further developing the strong cultural and economic linkages between the North West region and Massachusetts.
The visit is part of the ongoing positive work being done by the two Councils to establish strong economic development links and initiatives in the US.
John Kelpie says: "We can offer companies, with expansion plans the opportunity to trade within both the EU and UK regulatory environments. We can support this expansion through superfast broadband connectivity, a highly educated skills base and a competitive corporation tax base."
Seamus Neely added: "The North West is ranked in the top 10 economies in the world for ease of doing business and starting a business, and has a strong and diverse SME base that reflects the spirit of entrepreneurship and we are looking forward to reinforcing that message to the US and showcasing our local businesses."
The trade delegation will travel to the US in mid-November.
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