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the best state to live

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In the production of Tomato

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In the production of Sorghum

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Country pharmaceutical industry

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Herd of cattle

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In the production of sugar cane

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In the production of Gold

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In the production of Soy

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Maize production

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About Goiás

Goiás has a strategic location, with highways, airways and railways that interconnects both the states of the country and countries in Latin America.
Located a thousand km from cities that concentrate 70% of the national GDP, with high consumption power.
Goiás embraces the Federal District, where the federal capital, Brasília is located.
This privilege of embracing the country’s capital gives quick and easy access to the political-administrative-economic system at national and international level.

Goiás Infrastructure

North-South Railway: 991 km on Goiás soil, Section to the North of Anápolis concluded and the rest in the region
South of Goiás, under construction.

Central-West Integration Railway (structuring project): The work was designed to facilitate the
flow of grains produced in the Midwest region of Brazil to Brazilian ports. Call of Transcontinental, connecting the North of the State to the West of Brazil.

Highway BR-153: The highway that integrates Brazil from North to South has 678 km in Goiás.

Porto Seco – Anápolis: Customs terminal that facilitates the handling of imported goods or for export. Reduced cost of transportation time.

Goiânia International Airport: Capacity to receive 6.5 million passengers annually.

Centro Atlântica Railway: It is the main axis of integration between the Southeast, Northeast and Central-
West. The railroad passes through 300 Brazilian municipalities in seven states, reaching the
Port of Santos, which facilitates the flow of production.
Poliduct: Transport of fuels from the North-Central region of the country to the coast.

135 Universities and Colleges
86 Public vocational training schools
181 Private vocational schools
29 Technological Institutes
60% Economically active population

54 Industrial districts distributed in Goiás territory

Why invest in Goiás

The Government of Goiás has several advantages that can be granted to entrepreneurs who want to establish their companies in Goiás, among them:

In addition it has a great offer of:

Main Sectors

Centers of Excellence

The centers of excellence promoted by the Government of Goiás add value to production and attract talent. Goiás has a vocation not only for agribusiness, but also for technology. Agriculture and livestock 4.0. The CEAGRE Center of Excellence in Exponential Agriculture , located in southwest Goiás, further enhances agricultural and farming activities by maximizing productivity and increasing quality, generating business and research & development. Technological solutions with high added value increase the number of agribusiness startups , thus strengthening the innovation ecosystem.

The CEIA - Center of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence , is a fundamental piece in this architecture. Located at the Federal University of Goiás, CEIA hosts the 1st and only bachelor's degree in AI in Brazil and has already stood out internationally in the areas of energy, autonomous vehicles, drones and image processing, and health (award Johnson & Johnson International).

Anápolis is known as the main logistics hub in Brazil, with highways, railways and cargo airport. And now, with the inauguration of the North-South Railway, we will house the Center of Excellence for Railway Technology , the largest technological and innovation complex in Latin America. Multimodais 4.0 for our integrated logistics!

A virtuous project that is complete with our four accredited Technology Parks.


Agribusiness is the main branch of exports from Goiás, showing the strength of the State as a global provider of food security for the most diverse commercial partners. Countries like China, the United States and the Netherlands (Holland) are customary ports for products from Goiás.

As the third largest grain producer in the country, Goiás stands out in the production of soy (3rd place), corn (3rd place) and sorghum (1st place), being a reference state both in the use of technologies and in production techniques.

Having the second largest herd in the country, with more than 23 million head of cattle, Goiás has slaughterhouses for the slaughter of cattle, chickens, pigs that meet the most diverse international standards, and the meat produced in Goiás is destined for China , the Middle East and Europe. The state has some of the largest companies in the industry established here.

Goiás ranks second in Brazilian ethanol production, with a production, largely thanks to sugarcane, of more than 5.5 billion liters, accounting for more than 15% of national production. Sugar production is expected to grow 53% in the 2020/2021 harvest, with production of more than 77 million tons.

Due to the large herd in the State, there is a great possibility of using the raw material for the production of leathers, whether in the wet blue, semi-finished or finished stage. The quality of the Goianian product is already recognized, with Goianian leather being exported to several European Union countries.

Food and drinks
The food industry in Goiás is diversified, with companies that work in the elaboration of the most varied products, using cutting-edge technology, combined with a qualified workforce, with a view to serving the domestic and foreign markets. Milk Goiás is the fourth largest milk producer in the country, with more than 2.7 billion liters produced every year. Goiás has developed technologies to improve the strategies and diagnostics of the state's dairy chain, and with that, Goiás now represents 10% of national milk production. Café Arabica coffee is the main type of bean grown in Goiás. Its production reached almost 250 thousand bags in 2019, with an increase of more than 17% in the cultivated area and a productivity greater than 36 bags per hectare. This production is possible due to the technological advances used in the production of coffee, which led Goiás to be known as the new frontier of Brazilian specialty coffee. Cachaça Although most of Brazil's production is concentrated in the southeast, Goiás is an important part in the economic strengthening of cachaça, being among the ten states with the most registered establishments producing cachaça. According to the last Cachaça Yearbook, published this year by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa), there are more than 114 brands from 28 registered producers.
GOLD ORE Goiás stands out in gold production in Brazil, behind in reserves and production only in the states of Minas Gerais and Pará. The state's reserves of around 10,000,000 tons of ore between measured, indicated and inferred reserves for primary gold reserves in gold ore, and 500Mt for gold associated with other ores, such as copper. The primary gold-type reserves in gold ores are found in the municipalities of Crixás and Pilar de Goiás. Gold production is associated with other ores in the state, as occurs in Alto Horizonte, where gold is associated with copper ore. The annual production of ore in the state is around 5500 kg. ASBESTOS - CRISOTILA Goiás holds most of the national chrysotile asbestos reserve in the country, these reserves are estimated at 200MTon of mineable serpentinite, with an average content of 5.7% of chrysotile, totaling 11,400,000 t of ore contained in the reserve. All national production is concentrated in the Cana Brava mine, located in the municipality of Minaçu - GO, all production is exported. LIMESTONE In Goiás, limestone occurs in many municipalities and can be used as agricultural limestone or for civil industry. The largest producers in the state are the municipalities of Indiara, Palmeira de Goiás, Jandaia, Cidade de Goiás, Vila Propício, Corumbá de Goiás, Cezarina. Reserves in the state are estimated at between 2 billion to 3 billion tons between measured, indicated and inferred reserves. Annual production for agricultural use is the largest, reaching 5,000,000 tons, with production for civil industry coming in sequence with an estimated production of 2,000,000 tons annually. NIÓBIO ORE Goiás holds a large part of the national niobium reserves, located in the municipalities of Catalão and Ouvidor, being the third largest state in percentage of the ore behind only Minas Gerais and Amazonas. The reserves estimated by ANM are of the order of 110Mt of ore, among measured, indicated and inferred reserves with an estimated average content of 0.49% Nb2O5 in rocks containing pyrochlor as ore. COPPER ORE In Goiás, copper mineralizations were found and studied in the cities of Alto Horizonte, Niquelândia, Bom Jardim de Goiás, Palmeirópolis, Americano do Brasil and Mara Rosa. The known reserves for the state are in the order of approximately 280Mt of ore, with average contents of 0.42% of Cu, corresponding to 957,000 t of ore contained. In Alto Horizonte, the operation produces a 24% copper concentrate that is sold and transported to the port of Vitória - ES. ALUMINUM Brazil has 3,371,579 kTon of metallurgical and refractory aluminum reserves, with an average content of 47.63%. In the state of Goiás, there are 80,064,399.36 t of reserves, with a content of 55.5%, the highest content in Brazil. The main exploration cities in the state are in Barro Alto and Santa Rita do Novo Destino. In 2016, according to DNPM-GO, there were 13 research permits for the ore, located in the cities of Niquelândia, Barro Alto and Santa Rita do Novo Destino. PHOSPHATE The state of Goiás has 233Mt of phosphate ore, with contents of 10.30% P2O5. Among the 9 Brazilian municipalities that hold more than 90% of the national exploration assets, two are located in Goiás, in the municipalities of Catalão and Ouvidor, which generate annual production of 2,214,942 t for the state. According to DNPM-GO, in 2016 there were 14 research reports for phosphate, concentrated in the municipalities of Catalão, Ouvidor, Aruanã, Campos Belos and Bom Jardim de Goiás. MINERAL WATER Bottled mineral water is obtained through natural sources or groundwater exploration. The state of Goiás produces 294,274,605 ​​L per year with a flow of 1,118,581.00 l / h, and is mainly exploited in the cities of Goiás, Hidrolândia, Anapólis, Bela Vista de Goiás, Bom Jesus de Goiás, Luziânia Ltda and Goiânia. In 2017, 4 new Mining Ordinances for mineral water were published in the state of Goiás in the municipalities of Bela Vista de Goiás, Goiânia and Hidrolândia. SAND Sand is a mineral resource that comprises natural granular aggregates and artificial sand, obtained by crushing rocks. The sand reserves are estimated at 713 Mt, with production of around 1,520,005 t, being exploited mainly in the cities of Padre Bernardo, Formosa, Luziânia, São Simão and Cristalina. In 2017, there were 46 research reports approved for the exploration of Sand. VERMICULITA Among the 14% world reserves located in the country, 70% are located in the state of Goiás. The total reserve in the state of Goiás is 12.53 Mton with an average content of 20.98%. The largest vermiculite reserves in the state of Goiás are located in the municipalities of Ouvidor, Catalão, Sacrerlândia and São Luiz dos Montes Belos. In 2016, there were two research reports for the exploration of vermiculite in the municipalities of Ouvidor and Sancrerlândia.
In the city of Anápolis, DAIA is located, AgroIndustrial District of Goiás, which is today the second pharmochemical center in Brazil and a specialist in the production of generic medicines. Located near Porto Seco de Anápolis and at kilometer zero of the North-South Railway. The region is a central point in the country, facilitating the distribution of products to all regions. In the DAIA pharmaceutical industries alone, more than 6000 people are employed and there are currently more than 20 industries in the drug sector operating within the District.

The Goiás automotive hub is a reference for the production of vehicles of various brands, including the production of less polluting cars.

Since 2017, Goiás has taken the third position in the country's automotive ranking, next to Rio Grande do Sul, behind Paraná and São Paulo.

The State is very attractive, especially due to the existing tax benefits and has the presence of five automakers.


With the advantage of reaching more than 70% of the national GDP in a radius of 1,000 km, Goiás is the headquarters of several distributors and logistics companies.

With a road network of more than 21,000 km, including state and federal highways, in addition to the possibility of rail and lake transport, Goiás has the entire modal chain prepared for companies that wanted to establish themselves in the State.

Add to that the recent internationalization of Goiânia Airport and the existing logistical paths gain international reach

The Anápolis airbase is the country's main airbase, responsible for protecting the federal capital. With this reference, several companies in the defense segment sought the State Government and a military pole was set up in Anápolis with the objective of attracting companies in the segment so that they meet the demands of the Armed Forces and, also, of the state police. With specific incentives and state support, this sector has grown in the economy of Goiás.
The HPPC sector has developed in Goiás with strong support from the State and with entrepreneurs who have taken advantage of existing opportunities. New franchises have been launched and, even in times of adversity, the sector has achieved good results, with a growth of more than 7% compared to 2019, moving more than R $ 34 billion in Brazil. Part of the result from Goiás is due to the constant evolution in production technologies as well as the strong commitment of the business community to constant improvement and the development of brands, participating in several national and international events that helped to establish the State as one of the main producers of the parents.
The state of Goiás has received prominence in the country's fashion segment. According to data from the Ministry of Labor, the state ranks sixth in the national ranking of clothing industries. According to the Institute of Industrial Studies and Marketing (IEMI), the State concentrates 3% of the textile and clothing industries in Brazil. The 44th street region, in Goiânia, is the largest fashion center in the Midwest. It is estimated that new business in the region should turn over R $ 380 million this year.
The State of Goiás has increasingly supported the implementation of energy producers that are based on renewable energies. In this sense, the Government of Goiás, through GoiásFomento, launched a new type of credit for individuals, operated with resources from the Central-West Financing Fund (FCO). This is the FCO Mini Financing and Micro Energy Generation for the purchase of renewable energy generation systems, mainly solar photovoltaic, to be installed in homes.
Medical Services (Ophthalmology, Burn, Oncology) Goiás has become a reference in several areas of medicine, with nationally renowned professionals working in fields such as oncology, the treatment of burns and ophthalmology. The approach to academic research has created a great differential for professionals in the State and both Goiânia and Anápolis have been sought by patients from other states, in search of specialized treatment. Tourism (Adventure, hot springs, archeological, business, religious, architectural (art deco) Largest hydrothermal spring in the world and endowed with a diversified hotel park, with water parks and hydrothermal pools, Caldas Novas receives more than two million tourists of all ages every year. In addition to the thermal waters, ecotourism is a strong vocation in the State. The city of Alto Paraíso receives tourists from all over the world attracted by the beauty of the place, with its more than 120 waterfalls cataloged. In the city there is also a herbarium organized by a profound knowledge of the medicinal properties of cerrado plants. The atmosphere of mysticism and spirituality is very present in Alto Paraíso. Trindade, the “Capital of faith” for the Goians, located 25 km from the capital, has its peak in the Pilgrimage of Divino Pai Eterno, which starts on the last Friday of June of each year and extends until the Sunday of the first week of July. Held almost two centuries ago, it is considered the second largest religious event in Brazil. Goiânia, planned in the 1930s, although young, is recognized worldwide for its Art Deco architectural collection. Located in the heart of Brazil, the capital of Goiás mixes the cosmopolitan climate of business with the way to receive well from Goiás. With a unique combination of tree-lined streets, urban parks and a good number of hotels, restaurants and convention centers, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in Brazil, especially in congresses and events. Cultural and leisure life in the city are high points for residents and visitors. Goiânia is also famous for its sidewalk bars. These are just a few of the state's many attractions.
The State of Goiás, in particular the capital Goiânia, is the headquarters of several software development companies. With a specially qualified workforce, due to the large number of higher education courses offered in this area by universities, Goiás establishes itself as a place of special interest for companies thinking of providing services in the area of ICT.

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