Council meeting told Donegal will benefit from Diaspora jobs initiative

Donegal County Council has been told that the county can benefit from the Connect Ireland initiative which was launched earlier this month.

Connect Ireland has been appointed by the IDA to target 5,000 jobs in the SME sector by offering incentives to people here to contact relatives and friends involved in busines abroad, particularly in the US.

A major promotion campaign is underway in the US, and a special presentation to the council this morning was told that 47 site visits have already taken place in Ireland, with a promise that Donegal will be receiving visits shortly.

County Manager Seamus Neely told the meeting that Donegal an advantage in that it has already initiated a a diaspora programme, a fact which Connect Ireland's Business Development Manager for the North West Alan Gallagher says will be highly significant:

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