Scotland welcomes the world in 2014 - be a part of it
The Highlands and Islands is a spectacular and diverse region. Our area teams work closely with local partners, communities, businesses and social enterprises to plan ahead and exploit growth and investment opportunities throughout the region.
Information Communications Technologies underpin almost everything Highlands and Islands Enterprise aims to achieve. The role of the internet and mobile technology is increasingly pivotal in everything from education, to supporting health care services, and opening up new markets to businesses.
The Highlands and Islands covers some 15000 square miles - more than half of Scotland. Of the 448,000 people who live here, half are under 44. The region is also home to more than 8,000 voluntary and community groups, and over 21,000 businesses.
HIE gathers and interprets a broad range of economic information about the area. This is used by HIE and partners for strategic planning. A selection of the latest information is available for download.