Seán Neeson MLA said: “This is a very significant and lucrative development. To have something connected with one of the most prestigious economic institutions in the world is a massive privilege for Northern Ireland.
“I hope that this excellent news is a real sign of things to come as regards high value jobs from the US being created here.
“This is a massive vindication of the progress made in building peace here and in our highly talented workforce. This shows the huge benefit of the recent visit of Hilary Clinton and of our close relationship with the US.”