Published Sunday, 27 October 2013
Ministers Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness at the Chicago Stock Exchange. (© Presseye)
The five day visit saw the ministers travel to Boston and Chicago to meet with existing and potential investors, political leaders and promote university collaboration.
While there, Mr Robinson and Mr McGuinness visited the headquarters of existing investor, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and on Friday, announced Caterpillar's £7m investment in its Nothern Ireland facilities.
The First Minister said: "I want to thank Senate President Therese Murray for her invitation to the US and for the opportunity this has given us to reinforce our bonds with existing and potential investors and to promote Northern Ireland as an attractive investment location."
He added: "Our attendance at this week's major EU-US Connected Health conference, attended by an international audience from over 20 countries, provided a platform to showcase Northern Ireland's growing expertise in the Connected Health arena."
The deputy First Minister said: "Strengthening our long-established relationships with the USA is important for our economic growth and political progress.
"During this visit we have had the opportunity to meet potential investors, current investors, and political leaders and encourage innovation in healthcare and university collaborations."
In September, the ministers went on a five day trade mission to New York. During their time there, they met with US diplomat Dr Richard Haass ahead of his arrival in NI to chair cross-party talks.
The power-sharing leaders also attended the New York Stock Exchange and met Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg.
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