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Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Operating across half of Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise is one of Europe’s most highly-regarded development agencies. The unique integration of economic and community development is central to its success in generating sustainable economic growth in every part of the region.

With around 250 staff, HIE supports hundreds of client businesses and social enterprises; strengthens communities, particularly in fragile areas; develops key sectors, and invests in infrastructure to create a more competitive and low carbon region.

Our priority sectors for growth include Energy, Life Sciences, Food and Drink, Creative Industries, Tourism, Financial and business services and Universities.

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