12/04/2013 15h49

Maryland and the State of São Paulo strenghten business relations

American staff, composed by educators, businessmen and government members, got to know São Paulo better

Investe São Paulo
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President Luciano Almeida specified the good points of investing in São Paulo

During this Monday (December 2nd) morning, Nelson Baeta, Assistant Secretary of Science, Technology and Innovating, and Luciano Almeida, CEO of Investe São Paulo, hosted members of American government staff led by Martin O’Malley, governor of the State of Maryland.

In the course of the event, the CEO showed the most relevant aspects of the state of São Paulo, as well as its competitive advantages for businesses to be done. The importance of São Paulo in the national scenery of Research and Development was also highlighted in the speech.

 “São Paulo is responsible for more than 70% of the state’s funds invested in R&D in Brazil. The technology parks’ program is a huge incentive for businesses to develop new tech solutions together with public scientific research institutes”, Almeida said.

In this aspect, there is an identification between the two states; Maryland is a reference regarding Research and Development. Governor O’Malley stated the following: “The State of Maryland is located in a very resourceful region for R&D. Our privileged site, allied to high investments in workers’ capacitation, turns innovation into an important force of development in our economy”.

The americans also have shown great interest on the functioning of Paula Souza teaching center. “The technical and technological education system relayed by São Paulo is of express importance. It grows with each passing year. 90% of youth graduates guarantee a job by the time they finish it”, concluded Baeta.

Finishing the meeting, Almeida informed that Investe São Palo may participate of a future mission in Maryland to promote São Paulo as a potential destiny for new businesses to invest in. “We’d like to retribute the visit and show Maryland businessmen the pros around São Paulo that make us the number one state in Brazil”, the CEO said.