Representatives of local government and business from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada visited the Northwest region recently, meeting with local representatives of council and other development agencies along with local businesses to discuss enhanced trade and development linkages between the two regions.
The Newfoundland delegation covered quite a bit of ground during their visit. They were welcomed by Mayor of Donegal Ciaran Brogan and met with representatives of Donegal County Council, Udaras Na Gaeltachta, LYIT, the Inishowen Development Partnership, Derry City and Strabane District Council, the Ulster Canada Initiative, and the Letterkenny and Londonderry Chambers of Commerce.
Don McNeill of the Ulster Canada Initiative, organizers of the annual Laurentic Commemoration and Conference, helped facilitate the itinerary for the group, reinforcing the linkage between the Conference and ongoing contact with Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada.
Newfoundland representative Gary Corbett said they were interested in linkages with “development partners in the Northwest” and were impressed by the relationship between the county council LYIT and CoLab.