SÃO PAULO CONNECTING BRAZIL TO THE WORLD

If the State of São Paulo was a country, it would be 22st largest economy in the world

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SÃO PAULO IN STATISTICS

 

45 million people,
the largest state in Brazil

The largest japanese, italian and lebanese colonies in the world

LATAM office of 60% of Fortune 100 companies

World’s number one producer of sugar, sugarcane ethanol and orange juice

4th largest consumer market in Latin America

LATAM’s largest data and technology hub

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

INDUSTRY

32% of total Brazilian production

SERVICES

38% of total Brazilian services added

AGRICULTURE

20% of total Brazilian agribusiness GDP

OIL

40% of total refined oil in the country

TOURISM

33% of total foireing tourists in Brazil

CREATIVE ECONOMY

47% Brazilian creative economy GDP

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Health

The largest hospital network in the country

EDUCATION

78% of students from vocational programs are from the public education system

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

Largest vocational education program in Brazil, with 294 thousand students

HIGHER EDUCATION

Home to 4 of the 10 best universities in LATAM

SOCIAL PROGRAMS

2 million families benefited by state and federal income transfer programs

SAFETY

The largest police force in LATAM

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Innovation

8 Innovation Centers

Tech Parks

13 Tech Parks and 13 Startup Incubators

R&D

USD 7 billion invested in R&D over 2018 in São Paulo

São Paulo

São Paulo

It is the second largest economy in South America.

POR QUE INVESTIR EM SÃO PAULO

The state of São Paulo is already recognized as one of the best place for investment in Latin America by vehicles of international credibility such as Financial Times and FDi American Cities of the Future.

Reasons for this credibility rely on cost-benefit, transparency and business environment:

  • To provide maximum support and agility to international investors willing to invest in the state development;
  • Liason between organs of all governmental instances to ensure simplicity in the process;
  • Initiatives to increase the security of investors;
  • Strong support of state agencies dedicated to investments in the state.

OPPORTUNITIES

AIRPORTS
AIRPORTS

22 regional airports to be leased to the private sector

INDUSTRY
INDUSTRY

12 hubs identified to promote economic development to the state

TRANSPORT
TRANSPORT

277 km of intercity train and subways

AGRICULTURE
AGRICULTURE

2020 Agro Expo International Fair: over 700 million in business opportunities

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

More than 1,000,000 m² for the Brazilian Silicon Valley

HEALTH
HEALTH

The Butantan Institute will be responsible for more than 60% of the vaccines produced in Brazil

The state of Sao Paulo on Track for Development

The State of São Paulo is one of the strongest economies in Latin America and in Brazil, with a complex and diverse economic matrix. Through the Hubs of Economic Development, the State Government fosters productivity and job creation by the identification of economic potentialities. The Hubs’ initiatives boost these regions through public policies which support the economic sectors and productive chains located in the State.

For more information, please contact us at polos@sde.sp.gov.br

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Hubs of Economic Development

  • 1. Health and Pharmaceuticals
  • 2. Metal-metallurgic, Machinery and Equipment
  • 3. Automotive
  • 4. Chemical, Rubber and Plastic
  • 5. Oil Products and Petrochemical
  • 6. Biofuel
  • 7. Food and Beverage
  • 8. Textile, Clothing and Accessories
  • 9. Leather and Footwear
  • 10. Aerospace, Agritech and IT Services
  • 11. Eco-forestry
  • 12. Paper, pulp and reforestation
  • 13. Logistics, Transport and Storage (soon)
  • 14. Hygiene and Cleaning (soon)

Focus Areas

  • Professional Education
  • Infrastructure and Services
  • Business Environment and De-bureaucratization
  • Tax and Regulatory Simplification
  • Competitive Financing
  • R&D and Technology

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