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Acre

The development model by the Government of Acre, supported by green economy was decisive for the establishment of macroeconomic scenarios and favourable logistics to attracting private investment, to the implementation of poles and industrial enterprises and the increasing availability of regional products such as fish, milk, corn, fruit and others.

The changes and advances occurring in Acre over the last decade are extraordinary for a small Amazonian state (4% of the Amazon). Among the results achieved are:

  • Maintaining one of the highest rates of Brazil's investments
  • Combining economic growth with environmental conservation and social inclusion
  • Positive evaluation in chronic areas of the country such as health and education

 

Currently there are several investments in the region, which had and still have very significant impact on the state of Acre, among them are:
a) Bridge construction on the Madeira River with investments of R$ 80 million in programmed resources and has as coverage the states of Acre and Rondônia;
b) Interoceanic Highway conclusion linking Acre to ports of Illo, Matarani and San Juan in Peru, US$ 700 million investments;c) Completion of the hydroelectric complex on the Madeira River (AHE Santo Antônio and Jirau AHE), which had investments of US$ 4.5 billion and the coverage is the states of Acre, Rondonia, Amazonas and Mato Grosso;
d) Paving and Recovery of BR 319 (Manaus - Porto Velho) with an estimated investment of R$ 400 million and the coverage is the northern region of Rondonia state & Amazonas State and lastly;
e) Tourist Corridor (Rio Branco - Cuzco) with an initial investment of R$ 3 million and the coverage area is the border regions of Acre and Peru.

 

One of the biggest bets of the Acre State Government is the implementation of the Export Processing Zone - ZPE which is currently been completed and customs housed, just waiting for investors and their companies to come and to settle in.

 

History

Due to the ranching process implemented from the 1970s, indigenous massacres in so-called "raids" of the first reoccupation flow were replaced and this second moment gave rise to conflicts between land grabbers and squatters in the dispute for land possession generating "stalemates" of the extractivists. The stalemates were the result of an alliance between the "people of the forest" (Indians and rubber tappers) to oppose to the power of Latifundium. This experience of resistance led to a proposal of Extractive Reservists.

The contribution of liberation theology, and several other progressive sectors in the 70s, has accumulated a social and political capital that allowed the redirection of the economy and Acre policy as from the 90s, with the rise and the role of new political actors identified with the ideals of Chico Mendes. So began to be implemented in Acre a new perspective on development. This project has been advancing at a rapid pace. The state was reorganized and prepared to fulfil a new role in the development of the regional economy. In this current phase the state has played the process of consolidating the foundations of the strategic development of a modern economy and a deep sense of environmental responsibility.


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In the general context, the industry in Acre has much room for growth, especially since most of the products are imported from other states or countries, making the cost of it high.

Electronics and IT: The state relies on this sector as one of the pillars for industrial development. The technological infrastructure in all fields is delayed, possessing plenty of room for growth. The increase in production of almost all sectors is linked to development of equipment that enables it.

Food and Beverage: The food and beverage production network is still at an early stage. This opens up many possibilities for the installation of industries as various incentives are granted for the imports of these products to keep the service sector in operation.

Articles of clothing and accessories: The geographical position of the state makes it difficult to import products. The textile industry is composed of small businesses and really pulverized, but this ensures the existence of a primary supply chain. All these factors contribute to the professionalization and development of the sector.

Pharmaceutical products: The state has great potential for the development of new medications on the basis of this vast biodiversity. Aligned with the plans to develop the industry, the state government has committed to maintain the preservation of the Amazon rainforest, today at 88%, one of the highest rates in Brazil.

Construction: The state demands a series of infrastructure works, so the civil construction sector presents seasonal demand. Seasonality is given due to the rainy summer, which complicates operations. In the winter period, the market is booming.

Oil Refining and Coke: Acre has a region with an oil extraction potential, the Sedimentary Basin of Acre. Studies of the National Petroleum Agency (ANP) have mapped the region to determine the expected production capacity.

The state of Acre currently provides as the main incentive, for industries who are interest in settling in the state, the "Incentive Program for Industrial Activities - COPIAI", about 120 companies have had processes approved in the last four years to settle in 2 industrial districts installed in Rio Branco, Acre’s state capital, among these are:

 

  • 31 manufacturing enterprises of food products;
  • 7 manufacturing enterprises of beverages;
  • 19 manufacturing enterprises of timber products (sawn wood);
  • 8 manufacturing enterprises of rubber and plastics products;
  • 14 manufacturing enterprises of non-metallic mineral products (concrete products, cement, ceramic);
  • 22 manufacturing enterprises of furniture (with a predominance of wood and mattresses);
  • 5 manufacturing enterprises of chemical products (soaps, detergents, cosmetics, paints).