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  • 24 August 2016

    Digital Highlands and Islands showcase

    The Digital Scotland showcase bus is on a mini-tour across Argyll and Bute and Highland this week to promote the arrival of high speed fibre broadband to local homes and businesses.
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  • 23 August 2016

    Argyll technology firm set to accelerate growth plans and create jobs

    A Dunoon based software development company is to accelerate its growth plans and create new jobs after securing a £50,000 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
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  • 23 August 2016

    New business start-up for Thurso

    Five new jobs have been created thanks to the establishment of a new business in Caithness and Sutherland’s energy sector. Envision Engineering & Design Ltd (Envision) has been set up by directors Liam Sutherland and Stuart Anderson, both of whom are originally from Caithness.
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Our Priorities

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.

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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.

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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.

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Strong communities are essential to the continued success of the Highlands and Islands. Social and economic developments are complementary in achieving growth, particularly in remote, sparsely-populated areas.

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