Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh, said this week’s IDA investment and marketing mission to the United States presents opportunities for job creation in Donegal.The visit this week by the IDA and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor, presents opportunities for Donegal, he said.The investment and marketing programme they will undertake on their 5 day mission is designed to encourage companies from a wide range of sectors to consider creating new jobs in Ireland. “It is important to note that there is already a long history of West Coast investment here in the North West of Ireland, with Seagate employing many Donegal people.“We have a tremendous IDA story in Letterkenny, with globally significant companies like Pramerica, Medisize, United Health Group, Zeus and SITA located here. It is a hugely attractive town for foreign direct investment with easy two hour access to Belfast International Airport, the unique fibre optic link to North America with Project Kelvin and a highly educated workforce thanks to Letterkenny IT,” he said.The Fine Gael Minister said recently visited Silicon Valley myself and the intense engagement there gave him a great insight into the opportunities that continue to develop between the United States and Ireland.“During my visit to San Francisco, I was honoured to participate in the Irish Network USA event. I also met with management in Facebook and LinkedIn, to whom I explained the many attractive reasons for companies to locate in Donegal and the North West. I have also communicated these attributes to Minister Mitchell O’Connor in advance of her visit to the West Coast of the States this week. “As the only Minister in Donegal and the North West, I will keep working to ensure that this region continues to attract valuable high level jobs that will ensure our young people can have a bright and viable future here at home,” he added.Donegal businesses can benefit from IDA mission to US – McHugh was last modified: October 18th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
The United States has taken the helm of the Arctic Council and the eight-nation body is meeting in Anchorage this week.The borders of the Arctic Ocean, according to the CIA The World Factbook (blue area), and as defined by the IHO (black outline – excluding marginal waterbodies). Image: Wikimedia Commons.Nils Andreassen is the executive director of the Institute of the North. The Institute is facilitating the meetings. He says the U.S. has identified several priorities for its chairmanship of the Council.Download AudioNils Andreassen is the executive director of the Institute of the North. As part of Council events in Anchorage, a youth forum tonight at the Alaska Native Heritage Center will feature speed interviews of senior Arctic officials.On Friday, the Alaska World Affairs Council is hosting a lunchtime panel discussion on international cooperation in the arctic. Both events are open to the public.