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Investment opportunities

OPEN UP YOUR NEXT INVESTMENT:
MADE FOREVER IN SHROPSHIRE

If you are an organisation looking to where the smart money should be going and reasons why you should invest in Shropshire, here are just a few:

You would be in great company…

We are already home to a range of big name, multi-national businesses like Müller, Doncasters, Fullwood, Culina Group and Caterpillar

Inward investment in the region is growing…

Shropshire is investing heavily in infrastructure projects to provide investment ready-sites – strategic road corridors, housing and high-speed broadband, to ensure growth is deliverable and sustainable.

There are exciting opportunities for economic growth: we have recently received £9.3 million of Housing Infrastructure Funding from the UK government, to unlock sites in Oswestry releasing land for 900 homes and 1,400 jobs; we have a 142 hectare decommissioned Power Station, with a development brief already in place and this is just one of many sites providing opportunities across Shropshire.

So confident are we of our county’s potential for growth, that the Local Authority  has jus completed the £51m purchase of Shrewsbury’s three main shopping centres.  A key site within the Shrewsbury Big Town Plan –a co-created vision for place shaping the town in the next 20 years and beyond.

We already have all the ingredients for success…

Shropshire is strategically located an hour from the markets of the West Midlands, the North and Wales with connectivity to the rest of the UK. The county is at the heartland of the UK’s world class automotive sector, boasting the highest concentration of Tier 1 suppliers in the UK, including Grainger & Worrall who supply high precision castings to F1 motorsport.

We are committed to making Shropshire a success story…

We are a county that welcomes sustainable growth – of people and jobs – and we have the land allocated and infrastructure in place to make that happen.

“In Shropshire you will find an unrivalled quality of life – housing prices at around a third less than the south-east, great schools, heritage buildings, green open spaces and thriving, vibrant towns.  I think you’ll all agree that these are all key attributes when it comes to attracting high quality businesses; and ensuring staff love where they live and work.”

Councillor Nic Laurens, Portfolio Holder, Economic Growth, Shropshire Council

For a comprehensive assessment of all the land options currently available or coming forward in the near future, contact us on +44 (0)1743 257777 or email invest@shropshire.gov.uk, we would be delighted to hear from you.