Business and Investment in SC




CalçadosResponsible for the monthly manufacturing of more than two million pairs, factories in the state play an important role in this industry in Brazil. With emphasis on the production of women’s leather shoes, Santa Catarina has Brazil’s third largest shoe production sector, located in São João Batista, about 80 km from the state capital.

Santa Catarina manufacturers command all of the processes of design, assembly, modeling and sewing of pieces, realizing constant investments in technology, machinery and worker training.


  • 337 Companies (2011)
  • 7.1 thousand workers (2011)
  • 0.57% of Manufacturing Value Added in SC (2011)
  • 11% of production is exported, totaling US$ 24.5 million (2012)



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