Local enterprise companies in the Highlands and Islands: further responses to the enterprise network

Stuart Black, Brian Ashcroft (Editor)

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Abstract

The reorganisation of development agencies in Scotland in April 1991 led to the formation of networks of local enterprise companies (LECs) throughout the country. The Highlands and Islands Development Board was replaced by a new agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) with a network of ten LECs. A study was carried out by the author during the summer of 1992, 18 months after the creation of the enterprise network to assess the views of a sample of predominantly manufacturing firms in the HIE area. The results of this study were published in the Quarterly Economic Commentary (Black 1993). A second survey was undertaken of the same sample of firms in October/November 1993 to assess their views on the development of the Highlands and Islands Enterprise Network after a further year. This paper discusses those views.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-38
Number of pages5
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Volume19
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1994

Keywords

  • Highlands and Islands economy
  • Highlands and Islands Development Board (HIDB)
  • Scottish economy

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