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In southern Santa Catarina, 7.7% of the technology companies contribute to 5.5% of the sector’s revenues, according to ACATE Observatory. Approximately, 950 companies and more than 3,000 employees generate R$ 855 million/year in revenue.
The largest city in southern Santa Catarina has focused on integrating its main economic vocations (ceramics and coal mining) and supporting new innovative businesses. ACATE is present in the region through ACIC – Núcleo de Base Tecnológica da Associação Comercial e Industrial de Criciúma (Technological Center for the Commercial and Industrial Association of Criciúma).