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Research and reports

We have a small, dedicated in-house team who monitor our economy and carry out regular research to help identify challenges and opportunities across the region.

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Researching our region

We have a broad range of economic intelligence and research reports available. They include information on the latest statistics on employment in the region; temperature checks from our business panel identifying challenges, successes and opportunities; bespoke sector studies supporting development and investment decisions; as well as master planning and economic indicators.

1,051

regional jobs supported by HIE investment in 2018-19

10k

Scottish jobs supported by salmon industry

2.4

unemployment in region

The region in numbers

Looking for latest statistics? Find information here on population, businesses, skills and cost of living.

Our region in detail

Business Panel

Businesses from across the Highlands and Islands provide latest insights on many aspects of business life in the region.

Find out more and sign up to the Business Panel below.

Business Panel

Young people and the Highlands and Islands

We've carried out two studies with thousands of young people in our region across the past five years looking at what influences their decisions on where to live and work. We've a wide range of in-depth material available at both regional and area level.

Young People and the Highlands and Islands: Maximising Opportunities
Young People Final