We are Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). Our purpose is to generate sustainable economic growth across tour region
The creative designs of five talented school children from across Scotland, including two from Inverness Royal Academy, are being brought to pasture at Inverness Campus in the form of Aldi’s Moo Crew.
Businesses in the Highlands and Islands are encouraged to take advantage of business opportunities in Ireland at a free event in Inverness this month.
Locheilnet CIC, a community broadband network in Lochaber has been shortlisted in the Social Enterprise/Community Project of the Year category at this year’s Rural Business Awards.
Have a look at our maps to find out more about the projects we're investing in and the communities we're working with.
Businesses and social enterprises in the Highlands and Islands are ambitious, both for their individual enterprise and for the growth of the region as a whole. Greater economic prosperity will be delivered through private sector led investments which create jobs and wealth.
The Government Economic Strategy (GES) identifies seven sectors as offering particular opportunities for growth due to existing comparative advantages or through potential to capitalise on Scotland's unique natural assets.
HIE plays a leading role in developing the conditions which will enable the Highlands and Islands to fulfil its potential as a globally competitive region with a thriving, low carbon economy.