Sergipe is a land of opportunities. Rich in mineral resources, the state has a modern and diversified industrial park, besides being located in the axis of the major North-eastern cities. It is featured in the agribusiness, tourism, aquaculture, energy sector, in construction and shipbuilding, in the area of technology and health.
The capital, Aracaju, has excellent economic and social indicators and in the interior the cities grow and develop quickly. It has one of the best tax incentive programs in the country, through the Sergipe Industrial Development Program: - PSDI
Companies that are interested in investing in the state have a wide range of opportunities on the most diverse sectors such as:
• Industrial Development Policy defined and put into practise;
• Supporting industries on the exploration and beneficiation from gas, oil and it derivatives;
• Ethanol, biodiesel and other alternative fuels;
• Industries related to the beneficiation of limestone, sulfur, potassium, sodium and magnesium;
• Structural ceramics and coating industry;
• Food and Beverages
• Civil Construction;
• Textiles, clothing and confections;
• Electrical material;
• Furniture and other wood products;
• Shoes and other leather products;
• Distribution Centres - CD
Sergipe has a good infrastructure to meet the needs of various economic sectors and the general public, in addition to the commitment of the State Government in the expansion of the projects on its energy, transport, health, education and telecommunications systems, and always in view, to promote the development of its population.
Workmanship and education
Sergipe has several higher and technical education institutions offering technical courses, graduation, post-graduation, Masters and Ph.D., forming professionals in various areas.
Sergipe is cut by two federal highways, BR-101 (cuts the state from the south to north direction) and BR-235 (the East-West direction). This system is complimented by the state highways that connect all the municipalities, totalling 5326 km of roads. An excellent choice for those seeking to escape from a troubled traffic and enjoy the natural beauty, the Green Line is it, a seaside road, ecological and intended to for passenger vehicles, located in an area protected by IBAMA, linking Aracaju to Salvador, in the state of Bahia.
Sergipe has a modern airport, the Santa Maria airport, in Aracaju, with a runway capable of receiving all types of commercial aircraft. The main national airlines operate there with daily flights to different parts of the country. Sergipe also counts on air taxi and helicopter hiring companies operating in the Santa Maria Airport.
But the Port Terminal, mixed-use, specializes in handling bulk cargoes and able to also operate with general cargo. It is operated by Companhia Vale do Rio Doce and is located in the municipality of Barra dos Coqueiros, 15 Km north of Aracaju and interlinking with the BR-101, the connecting highway to the rest of the country.
The state of Sergipe is interlinked by the land line telephone, mobile and Internet system in addition to the other DDD (local calls), DDI (international calls), FAX, TELEX and Post Office branch services. It has three network television stations that are associated with large national networks via satellite, one being active in the educational field.
Sergipe has plenty of energy, being served by two distribution companies: Energisa Sergipe - Distribuidora de Energia S / A (supplies energy to 63 municipalities) and the Companhia Sul Sergipana de Eletricidade-SULGIPE (operates in 12 municipalities in the south of the state) , both are private. These companies are supplied by the generation system of hydroelectric energy plants of Paulo Afonso (BA) and Xingó (SE), of CHESF. The state also has three diesel thermoelectric plants in the municipalities of Lagarto Nossa Senhora do Socorro and Neópolis.
Sergipe has natural gas supply, under the responsibility of the Sergipe Gás-SERGÁS company. Currently SERGAS has a distribution network of a 116 km, commercializing an average volume of 292.382 m³ / day, distributing natural piped gas to the industrial districts in Aracaju, Nossa Senhora do Socorro, Estância and Itaporanga D'Ajuda, besides attending Cia. Vale do Rio Doce, in Rosário do Catete and the Brewery Águas Claras in Estância, among others.
Sergipe relies on Local Innovation System, formed by higher education institutions, science and technology, by the Sergipe Technology Park (SergipeTec) and the local development territories. The system works in an integrated and complementary manner, and aims to strengthen the industrial policy and state development.
To assist and support to foreign investors, the International Business Centre (CIN) makes available to businessmen information, consulting services, organization of fairs, events and international missions. The CIN-FIES is part of a network led by the Confederation of Industry (CNI) and connected with dozens of international institutions in promoting business and investments.
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With the national economic growth above average, Sergipe is currently working on actions to standardize the development, currently focused on some regions of the state.
Cement: With the civil construction in the state sector booming, the need for raw material suppliers is moving in the same direction. Cement production, especially, can be explored not only in Sergipe, but throughout the Northeast.
Construction: The construction industry has been driven by investment from the federal, state and municipal government in infrastructure works and the expansion of housing finance programs, in the latter case, heated by the possibility of tax reductions.
Equipment for energy production: Sergipe is already state which exporting energy. The success of this business is going through a very well established hydroelectric matrix, but also by diversification, contemplating thermoelectric plants, wind and solar plants. All this is facilitated by the proximity to Barra dos Coqueiros port, gateway to the necessary equipment. The development of the chain of suppliers for the sector is quite targeted.
Food and Beverages: The increase in consumption in the Northeast region (connected with economic growth above the national average) and the strategic position of the state confers much relevance to the sector. Aware of this, the government offers attractive incentive programs. In addition, the climate of Sergipe is right for the cultivation of very specific fruits, ensuring uniqueness to the state in terms of raw materials for juice or related food.
Oil and Gas: Sergipe already explores oil production for several years. However, recent findings show a great potential for natural gas extraction. Investments are planned until 2018 to increase production of this fuel and build a pipeline carrying it to the mainland.
Textiles: As a policy to combat imports, the government provides a number of incentives to textile and footwear sectors. But the state's main competitive advantage lies in labour force availability. While in big cities the producer competes with many other divisions of industry, in Sergipe the labour force features specificity.
Electronics and IT: As a great endeavour for development of the sector, the SergipeTec was created. This investment has two fronts: infrastructure deployment required for installation of high technology and skilled labour training industry through technical schools and universities.