Education & Innovation
Tourism & Culture
The State of São Paulo conducts international relations with more than one hundred countries and tens of international organizations.
Foreign direct investment
Public-private partnerships (PPPs)
The state of São Paulo is Latin America’s main business center. The state capital boasts the largest number of multinational offices in the Southern Hemisphere. São Paulo’s stock exchange (BM&FBOVESPA) is one of the five largest in the world.
São Paulo's infrastructure – the transport, energy, telecommunications and water resource networks – is a benchmark in Brazil. Facilities include the largest port in South America and the best road network in the country.
São Paulo boasts one of the most developed agro-industrial systems in the world. The state is the world's largest producer of sugarcane and oranges and Brazil's largest producer of peanuts, natural rubber, flowers, vegetables and eggs.
Oil and gas
The state of São Paulo is the main economic and industrial hub in Latin America. São Paulo’s industrial sector, recognized for its specialization in higher added value manufactures and technological content, encompasses 128,000 industries.
Protection of natural areas
The state of São Paulo is one of the main environmental points of reference in Latin America. It is a leader in climate change mitigation programs and in renewable energy generation, besides participating actively in global forums.
Technical and professional training
Support for research
The state of São Paulo is one of the largest innovation, science and technology centers in the Southern Hemisphere. The state produces half of Brazil's scientific output and universities in São Paulo qualify more doctors than in any country in Latin America.
Sun and sand
Business and events
The state of São Paulo has the highest number of tourists leaving and entering the country. There are multiple tourist attractions in the state: business, beaches, mountains, rural landscapes, religious events, culture, sports and leisure.