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First Minister chasing new investors on US trade trip

By Lesley-Anne McKeown

Published 19/09/2016

Arlene Foster
Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster will "unashamedly" try to sell the benefits of doing business in Northern Ireland during a visit to the United States.

The First Minister has a series of engagements with potential investors and tourism officials in New York before moving on to Washington where she will address a major legal conference.

Speaking ahead of the trip, the DUP leader said: "The message I am taking to the US is that Northern Ireland is a great place to live, invest and grow business, and I will unashamedly repeat this to a full range of potential new investors. I am immensely proud of Northern Ireland and welcome that our tourism offering continues to grow year on year. Last year was a record year for tourism from the United States and the US remains one of the top four markets for tourism to Northern Ireland."

Meanwhile, Mrs Foster will also promote the region's fast-growing legal services sector when she addresses 6,000 delegates at the International Bar Association Conference in Washington.

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