Representatives of a business consulting firm in Boston have been in the North West for the past week.
The representatives from Benchmark Strategies have been meeting businesses that will be participating in a trade mission to Boston in November
The mission is being jointly led by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council.
Fourteen companies from the Donegal, Derry and Strabane areas will take part as well as the mayors and chief executives of both councils.
Pat Bench, president of Benchmark Strategies, described the trade mission as a great chance for businesses in the region to create links with partners, agents and distributors in the U.S.
It will be the second trade and investment mission led by the councils to the Massachusettes region.