Living and working in Shropshire
Although Shropshire is a predominantly rural county with a traditional reliance on farming and associated industries, it's also a place with vibrant and attractive towns, a small-business enterprise culture and growing niche sectors in food and drink, environmental technologies and creative industries.
The county is noted for its beautiful scenery, diverse landscape and rich natural and historic environment. Not only does this contribute to the high quality of life enjoyed by Shropshire residents, it also helps to make the county a popular tourist destination.
As the largest inland county in England, Shropshire shares its border with Wales as well as five English counties/unitary authorities (Telford and Wrekin, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Cheshire). It's within easy reach of Manchester and Liverpool to the north and Birmingham and the West Midlands conurbation to the east.
To find out more about Shropshire including facts and figures, local information, Shropshire Council’s policies and more please visit the Information, Intelligence and Insight pages.