Deputy First Minister John Swinney officially opens world class Inverness Campus
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) congratulates five of the region’s businesses which scooped food ‘oscars’ at the 2015 Scotland Food and Drink Awards last night (Wednesday 27 May).
Communities living on Scottish Government-owned crofting estates are being offered assistance to investigate buying their own land, in a support package announced today (Friday 22 May).
More than 200 delegates from three continents will gather in Inverness next month (10-11 June) for the Scottish Social Enterprise Summit; the first event of its kind to be held in the Highlands.
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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.