Business and Investment in SC


Why Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina is a state that is gifted with natural beauty close to urban centers, excellent infrastructure and high quality of life. There are countless beaches on the coast and beautiful sites in the mountain region, the northern valleys and in the southern part of the state. It has a strong economy and industry; five ports with operational excellence; and eleven Santa Catarina cities stand out among the fifty best in Brazil in terms of quality of life.

There are countless work and business opportunities and for all these reasons the state has attracted an increasing number of people from all parts of Brazil and the world who come to live here.


Santa Catarina was the 8th leading state in hosting direct foreign investment in the industrial sector in 2010 (US$ 5.9 billion)


Positions of the state in the study of theEconomist Intelligence Unit in 2012

  • 6th state in the general ranking
  • 3rd state in the political environment
  • 5th state in foreign investment policies
  • 5th state in human resources
  • 2nd state in sustainability


Positions of Santa Catarina in the World Bank’s “Doing Business” study in 2012:

  • 1st state with least difficulty in fulfilling contracts
  • 2nd state with lowest costs for registering properties
  • 3rd state with lowest taxes
  • 9th state with greatest ease in doing business


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