The state of Rio de Janeiro offers companies the majority of production factors demanded to develop their activities. These include strategic location in relation to suppliers, service providers and the largest consumer market in the country that is the bordered on three sides within a radius of 500 km by São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo. This region accounts for 55% of the country's GDP.
To access national and international markets, the state of Rio de Janeiro offers companies a broad logistics structure composed of 14 federal highways. These are complemented by dozens of state roads which cross the state and create integrated logistics corridors to its 11 airports - two international, four domestic and five regional - and the 7 seaports located along the 635 kilometres of coastline. This enables the state to connect the main production areas of the country and to the international market.
Other relevant production factors can also be considered. These include expressive economic activity in the areas of tourism, culture, commerce, industry and services; supply of skilled labour; dozens of professional training centres distributed throughout the region; the excellence of its parks and technology and research centres and the exceptional of quality of life. This quality is attested by the HDI- Human Development Index and is one of the highest in the country.
Data published by CONFAZ- Council of Tributary Policy show that the interstate trade balance of the state of Rio de Janeiro presented a deficit of R$ 65 billion in 2017. This figure highlights the business potential offered to companies located in Rio de Janeiro by the internal market. These companies are not close to the market but within it, thus, benefiting from a significant competitive advantage in relation to suppliers located in the distant regions.
CODIN is available to companies to guide them through the various stages of implementing their projects in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Our business intelligence service can also assist in defining the best alternatives based on the operational characteristics and main demands of respective productive activities.