SAO PAULO, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- LIDE – Grupo de Lideres Empresariais ('Group of Business Leaders'), together with the Americas Society / Council of The Americas, will hold the LIDE BUSINESS BREAKFAST and LIDE BUSINESS LUNCH, on May 18, at the Council of the Americas in New York City, with presentations by Governors Pedro Taques (Mato Grosso) and Marconi Perillo (Goias). At the meetings, they will present the investment potentials for their respective states, with the aim of promoting closer bilateral relations between American and Brazilian businessmen and investors. The meetings will take place the following day at the delivery of the Person of the Year Award to economist Arminio Fraga.
Caption for Photo 1: Governor Pedro Taques (MT) – Credit: Gustavo Rampini
Pedro Taques will inform his audience that, in little more than a decade, GDP for the state of Mato Grosso went from R$ 12.3 billion (1999) to R$ 80.8 billion (2012), a growth of 554% - while during this same period, Brazil's GDP increased 312%, according to data of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). A great deal of this positive performance came from the countryside. According to data released in March by the Ministry of Labor and Employment, agribusiness was the segment generating the most employment opportunities in the first two months of this year in Mato Grosso.
In his remarks, Marconi Perillo will present the program of tax incentives of the state government of Goias, called Produzir ('Producing'), which directly reflects the state's positive results. In March of this year, Goias registered the best result for exports since April of 2014, and the state's balance of trade achieved a surplus of US$ 432,742,158, well above the US$ 255.919,361 reached in March of last year. Since January 2015, new private investment has totaled R$ 3.5 billion, with the creation of direct and indirect employment estimated at more than 25,200 jobs.
This will be the second edition for this event which, in 2015 featured presentations by Sao Paulo Governor, Geraldo Alckmin, and former President of the Republic, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, bringing together 320 investors, bankers, rating analysts and American and Brazilian entrepreneurs, also in New York.
Caption of Photo 2: Governor Marconi Perillo (GO) – Credit: Gustavo Rampini
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