Governor Cuomo Was Joined By Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny for Today's Parade
Photos of the Governor and Prime Minister Marching in the Parade Available Here
Photos From the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Available Here
On St. Patrick’s Day, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the first-ever New York trade mission to Ireland.
During the St. Patrick’s Day parade this morning in New York City, the Governor marched alongside Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny and discussed the benefits of a trade mission to Ireland to build on an already strong economic relationship. The trade mission will connect New York leaders with international businesses, while helping to attract new visitors to the state’s world renowned tourism destinations. More information on the trade mission will be available in the coming weeks.
"New York has already opened doors and created opportunities for businesses to expand into new global markets – and by bringing industry leaders and representatives from across the state together on a first-ever trade mission to Ireland, we will take our economy and diverse business community to heights never reached before," Governor Cuomo said. "This St. Patrick’s Day, we not only celebrate our Irish heritage, we embrace all New Yorkers from countries across the world, as we look forward to investing in the continued expansion of New York’s global footprint. This mission will strengthen our trade relationship and expand business development opportunities with our partners in Ireland for generations to come."
In February, Governor Cuomo announced Stewart Airport in Orange County will offer transatlantic flights with service to Belfast, Dublin and Shannon in Ireland. The new travel opportunities will grow business and tourism in both New York and Ireland.
"This St. Patrick’s Day, we not only celebrate our Irish heritage, we embrace all New Yorkers from countries across the world, as we look forward to investing in the continued expansion of New York’s global footprint."
New York and Ireland are key trade trading partners; in 2016 alone, New York exports to Ireland valued $200 million – including electric and industrial machinery. In that same year, New York also imported nearly $1 billion in commodities from Ireland. New York is home to approximately 2.5 million people of Irish descent.