Contagem – A new time to invest

About Contagem

  • Contagem is located next to the capital of Minas Gerais, and is of great importance for the economic development given the industrial and logistic density;
  • It has the third largest population of Minas Gerais: 658,580 inhabitants;
  • Third largest GDP of the State of Minas Gerais (+ R $ 20 BI);
  • The industrial activity represents 1/3 of the city’s GDP, thanks to the presence of large national and international companies such as: ORTENG, CNH Industrial, Magnesita, Magneti Marelli, GE, Arcelormittal, Vilma Alimentos, among others.


Why invest in Contagem?

  • The city is strategically located between several national production flow routes;
  • Close to the industrial airport of Minas Gerais, the International Airport of Confins and the Dry Port of Betim;
  • Located in Minas Gerais a state with more than 20 million inhabitants, constituting itself as the largest consumer pole of Brazil, close to the other economic centers of the country and with the largest road network in Brazil and second largest railway network;
  • The city has a program of debureaucratization for the opening of small, medium and large enterprises;
  • The city has support from the Federation of Industries of Minas Gerais for free advice in technical areas such as: environment, labor, fiscal, innovation and intellectual property, professional education and centers of innovation and technology;
  • 72% of the population in Labor Force Population Rate aged between 15 and 64years;
  • Contagem has more than 15 institutions of superior education and technical education in various fields.


Strategic Location

  • Contagem is located 700 km from the federal capital Brasília, 580 km from the city of São Paulo and 434 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro;
  • It is interconnected by state and federal highways: BR-040 (Brasília and Rio de Janeiro), BR-262 (Vitória / ES and Triângulo Mineiro), BR-381 (São Paulo);
  • Located 55 km from Confins International Airport and 25 km from Pampulha Regional Airport;
  • It is part of the Centro-Atlântica Railway Network, which allows rail transportation to the Midwest, Northeast and Southeastern of Brazil.