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Why Invest in São Paulo, Brazil

Choose Sao Paulo as the right destination for your investment. Here are the 10 main reasons that make Sao Paulo State the number 1 in Brazil, a guarantee of success for your company. Check this out:

Number 1 in economic development: recognized the principal economic and industrial pole in the southern hemisphere, Sao Paulo is responsible for more than 32% of the Brazilian income from trade and 43% of the total provision of services. The State is responsible for 33% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), higher than that of some countries, including Argentina, Indonesia, the Netherlands and Turkey.

Number 1 in consumer markets: with 42 million inhabitants, São Paulo is the most populous and wealthy State of Brazil, concentrating the 3rd larger consumer market of Latin America, behind only of Brazil as a whole and Mexico. The greatest strength of the Brazilian consumer market is in the interior of Sao Paulo.

Number 1 in strategic location: located in the southeastern region, the State of São Paulo is bordered by Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul, Parana and Rio de Janeiro states. With 645 municipalities, its regional dynamics constitutes a network of cities that comprises, in the upper strata of its hierarchy, a set of cities, agglomerations and urban centers.

Number 1 in infrastructure: The state has the most modern Brazilian highways and major airports in the country, in addition to the port of Santos, Latin America's largest container terminal, responsible for 25% of the current Brazilian trade. The transportation network is complemented by railways, waterway and pipelines.

Number 1 in human capital: the State concentrates 24% of Brazil’s total number of higher education institutions. The three public universities of São Paulo are among the best in the country, with international recognition. São Paulo is home to the largest free network of vocational education and training in Brazil, highlighted by the Paula Souza Center, responsible for the Technical Schools Network (ETECs) and Technology Colleges Network (FATECs).

Number 1 in innovation: responsible for 86% of the total invested in science, technology and innovation in Brazil, São Paulo has extensive network of public and private research institutions, offering a significant production of knowledge, in addition to a program to foster deployment of technology parks and one of the main agencies stimulating research in the country, the State of Sao Paulo Research Support Foundation (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo – Fapesp, in Portuguese).

Number 1 in quality of life: São Paulo has one of the best national performances in relation to the living conditions of the population, 90% of its 645 municipalities have high human development index (HDI). Of this total, 20 cities are considered excellent by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Number 1 in sources of funding: Businesses installed in the State of São Paulo have access to a range of financing programs offered by public agencies aimed at promoting development, such as Develop SP (Desenvolve São Paulo, in Portuguese), offering lines of credit with interest and competitive rates.

Number 1 in incentive policies: with the objective of reducing production cost and to stimulate economic growth, the Government of Sao Paulo offers several tax incentives that benefit various productive sectors. Check it!

Number 1 in tourism and events: the State of São Paulo is the main destination of business tourism of Brazil. With 75% of fairs and events (one every six minutes), the capital of the state is home to the best international trade shows, while the interior and the coast are distinguished by their economic and leisure activities facilities. Sao Paulo also will host the opening of the 2014 Fifa World Cup, the world's largest sporting event.

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