Why the State of Santa Catarina?

SANTA CATARINA, A SUCCESS OF STATE

Located in southern Brazil, near the largest cities in South America, the State of Santa Catarina is at the top of the Brazilian ranking of human and economic development. Made up of a population of 6 million people, has attracted the largest industries in the world due to its excellent infrastructure and growth opportunities. Formed by a population of European colonization with high education index and skilled labor.

The highlight of the Northern Santa Catarina region is the town of Araquari, considered the 2nd Best City to invest in Brazil and New Automotive center of the country, with the presence of the new plant of BMW and Mini (Mini Cooper). The New Automotive center is the result of infrastructure facilities of roads, docking ports of ships, airports, railways, hospitals, schools, universities, housing, supermarkets, gas stations and other regional benefits. A very important fact is the connection between logistic roads, docking ports of ships, airports and railways. Araquari was considered by the Federal Government as the fastest growing city by 2025, much above the national average. It borders Joinville, the largest city in the state of Santa Catarina, and Barra Velha, a tourist town surrounded by several beaches and excellent quality of life.

The Araquari region is made up of several technological education and research centers, Vocational Schools and Universities, where the mechanics and metallurgy Colleges are considered the best in Brazil.

In addition to the BMW and Mini automobile manufacturers, this region also has factories such as: Chevrolet, Hyosung, Tiger, Whirlpool (Embraco, Consul and Brastemp), Docol, Weg and automotive ones as Cebrace, Marcegaglia, Tupy, Schulz, ArcelorMittal and over 57,000 industries in the State. The New Automotive center also has the presence of cars automakers as Fiat, Nissan, Renault, Volkswagen, Audi and Volvo in a radius of 120 km.

HIGHLIGHT NUMBERS OF SANTA CATARINA

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Ports for large ships docking

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Airports in the region, 3 International

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Cities in Santa Catarina in the Top Ranking Cities to Invest in Brazil

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Araquari | SC - 2nd position in the Top Ranking Cities to Invest in Brazil (5,570 cities)

NATIONAL LEADERS AND THE STATE OF SANTA CATARINA


"The modern infrastructure of the State of Santa Catarina places us as one of the main economic and political leaders of the world."

Dilma Rousseff | Brazilian President


The infrastructure of the Joinville region in the state of Santa Catarina is highlighted in the country, for possessing 6 ports, the largest concentration in the country.

Joaquim Levy | Brazilian Minister of Finance


Santa Catarina is a giant state in economy. We are an example of growth for Brazil and a reference to the world.

Raimundo Colombo | Governor of the State of Santa Catarina


The state of Santa Catarina has a strong economy that values sustainability and invests in technology and innovation as a differential in our economy and growth.

Carlos Chiodini | Secretary of Sustainable Economic Development of the State of Santa Catarina


It is much safer to invest in Santa Catarina, because we have a socio-economic reality with figures of European countries.

Carlos Adauto Virmond Vieira | Secretary of International Affairs of the State of Santa Catarina

SANTA CATARINA STATE ECONOMICALLY

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The Araquari Region | SC is the new Polo Car of Brazil.
It is the 2nd Best City to invest in the country.

SANTA CATARINA CULTURALLY

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MORE LEADERS

 

The excellent infrastructure of the State of Santa Catarina is a key point for the development and also reduces logistics costs.

Joaquim Levy | Brazilian Minister of Finance

 

BMW believes in the state of Santa Catarina and Brazil. We are living a moment of great prosperity and development and our future will be as grand as BMW is nowadays.

Michel Temer | Brazilian Vice President

 

The ports of Santa Catarina are crucial to the Brazililian economy towards the world.

Dilma Rousseff | Brazilian President

 

We present excellent conditions to meet the demand of those who want to invest in the region, as well as BMW is doing.

Udo Döhler | Mayor of Joinville - SC

 

BMW is reality in Araquari | SC. We are ready and open doors for investment from any company that wants to settle in our city.

João Pedro Woixeten | Mayor of Araquari - SC

THE STATE OF SANTA CATARINA POLITICALLY

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THE STATE OF SANTA CATARINA TO INVESTORS

Standard & Poor's

The State of Santa Catarina has a prominent position in Brazil, receiving the AAA rating - Higher quality in Standards & Poor's.

Safety

The Government provides tax incentive (property tax, ITBI, TLL, ISS) and benefit programs of the State of Santa Catarina.

Primary Destination

High quality of life with eleven cities in Santa Catarina emerging between fifty with the best quality of life in Brazil.

Advantages

Prime location in relation to the country with proximity to 6 ports, 4 airports and extensive Railway with logistical connections.