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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

The sector is well developed in the state, with more than 3,000 establishments, that use around 50,000 people (2013), and more than 70% are for the software sector.

Santa Catarina is home to some of the main system developing companies in Brazil. Local companies that take part in off-share projects with big companies in the sector such as IBM, HP, Siemens and Microsoft, also stand out.

Small and medium scale projects also stand out, the majority generated through incubators, which provide a physical structure and shared services for developing innovative IT projects. The sector has shown a growing qualification in its work force, progressing from 17% (2005) to 30% of workers with a higher education course.

MAIN IT PRODUCT MARKETS IN SANTA CATARINA:

Latin America (Argentina, Chile and Mexico)

NEW MARKETS:
Peru, Colombia and Saharan Africa countries.

The United States and European Union maintain local partnerships, with the transfer of know-how, technology and direct investments.

COASTAL INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY COMPLEX

In the state’s capital, the sector has becoming the most important in the economy, which makes Florianópolis a center of IT, telecommunications, electronics, as well as the development of hardware and software for telephone networks.
The Coastal Information and Technology Complex is composed of more than 1,800 companies, generating income close to R$3 billion reais.

INCENTIVES AND INVESTMENTS

The State Government, through tax incentives, and a private initiative, with new financial and structural contributions, has fully dedicated its attention to the software and telecommunications sector.

Between 2008 and 2012, the sector received investments of 59 million dollars, from North American and European companies, generating 485 direct jobs for the Blumenau, Joinville, Florianópolis and São José municipalities.
Source: fDi Markets

NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Innovations in: cloud computing, Big Data, mobility, robotics and intelligent cities.

Large companies recommend: Invest in Santa Catarina - Brazil

The new companies established in Santa Catarina

  • BERNECK

    Berneck is a company with over half a century of history. It is a national benchmark in MDP, MDF, and HDF panels, as well as Pine and Teak Lumber. Berneck has operated in Santa Catarina since 2012 and plans to install a new plant.

    "I, Gilson Berneck, President of the Berneck Group, recommend: Come, invest in Santa Catarina."

  • LS MTRON

    Tractor manufacturers who have spent two years on Brazilian soil. It is an example of the state's potential to attract new businesses. The company is part of the LS Group - the 13th largest business group in South Korea, with annual sales of over US$ 30 billion and more than 21,000 employees worldwide. ?

    "I, James Yoo, President of LS Mtron Brazil, recommend: Invest in Santa Catarina."
  • BMW capa

    BMW

    An example of the success in attracting investment. Automotive company, known worldwide, chooses Santa Catarina as the location of its first factory in Brazil.