We are Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). Our purpose is to generate sustainable economic growth across our region
Work has started on a £261,000 tourism development on the shores of Loch Linnhe.
Scotland’s Digital Xtra Fund is making an additional £150,000 available to support extra-curricular activities for under 16s, focused on computing science and digital skills.
Four wave energy developers are to be awarded a total of £2 million by Wave Energy Scotland (WES) after successfully competing to progress to stage two of the technology development programme.
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.