About Highlands and Islands Enterprise
We work in a diverse region which extends from Shetland to Argyll, and from the Outer Hebrides to Moray, covering more than half of Scotland’s land mass. We have offices across the region helping communities and businesses to develop and grow.
As the economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland, we focus on three priorities:
- We grow successful, productive and resilient businesses
- We create the conditions for growth in a region that is well connected and well placed to maximise opportunities
- We build strong, capable and resourceful communities
The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are a magnet for progressive industries and innovative businesses, with landmark achievements in life sciences and marine biotechnology, business services and renewable energy.
These growing sectors, together with successful tourism, food and drink and creative industries, are helping to build and enrich the region's diverse economy.
In addition to HIE staff, a number of the organisation’s partners, including Wave Energy Scotland (WES), the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service, Interface and Scottish Development International, are also based beside us in An Lòchran.
We are the lead developers of Inverness Campus - and it's coming to life quickly. Our vision is to create a place where businesses, academia, the public sector and the community can all thrive. The Campus has the potential to be a major regional asset in transforming the economy of the Highlands and Islands by providing a state-of-the-art location for commercial businesses, research organisations, students and local residents.