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State Government Implements Invest SC to attract investment and new business opportunities in Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina’s Governor Carlos Moisés da Silva signed this month a decree that implements the Santa Catarina’s new business Investment and Incentives Attraction Program (Invest SC). With the measure, the State Government intends to attract new investments to the territory of Santa Catarina in addition to assisting investors in potential new business projects. The newly installed secretary of Sustainable Economic Development (SDE), Luciano Buligon, Deputy Chief of Staff, Juliano Chiodelli, and Executive Secretary for the Environment, Celso Albuquerque, also signed the decree.

“The creation of this work group with representatives of the public and private sectors will attract more investors and help create even more opportunities to the people. Our objective is that Santa Catarina may grow even more than it already does and to develop our State even further.” Said Governor Moisés.

The main objective of Invest SC will be to propose activities that encourage business attraction in the least developed and poorer regions of the State, in addition to identifying financing sources for sectors and for investments or potential investors to for these regions. The program will also have the duty of helping in the creation and maintenance of mechanisms that make information available about sectors and strategic business in the State to investors, assist the investor in the feasibility analysis, in the investing decision, establish and maintain business, facilitate investments by concentrating services in one place, in addition to monitoring the stages of doing business.

“We have taken on this new challenge with great optimism. Our objective is to maintain everything that has been achieved so far, and to expand the dialogue between the public and private sectors. Santa Catarina has already presented incredible numbers in the economy, but we have the opportunity to go even further, with the investment attraction, and the preparation for the moment after the pandemic”.

The group will also monitor both the stages of doing business and the installation of companies and will suggest the execution of commercial missions, fairs, roadshows and business meetings.

To make Invest SC functional, the decree creates a interinstitutional nucleus, headed by the State Secretariat for Economic and Sustainable Development and with members of the State Secretariat of Finance, Executive Secretariat for the Environment, State Secretariat for Administration, State Secretariat for Infrastructure and Mobility, Executive Secretariat for International Affairs, SCPAR and the Federation of Industries of Santa Catarina (Fiesc). The group’s attributions will be to monitor the works being developed and to propose general policies to the regional economic development, through actions that attract and help national or international investors and inform them about the possibilities offered by the State, as well as propose guidelines for attracting investments and incentives to new businesses in the State.

The Fiesc’s president, Mauro Aguiar, the Finances Secretary, Paulo Eli, and the International Affairs Secretary, Daniella Abreu have also participated of the decree’s signing ceremony.

Fonts: Santa Catarina’s Government, SDE and SAI