The incredible growth of “agrocities”
In the last 25 years working in agribusiness, one of the most beautiful things I saw was the development of many inland cities contemed with part of the billions of dollars that agro exported and the value of its production and investments
Cities have gained impressive dimension and have created many opportunities with the turnover of money brought by agriculture, which enters and moves restaurants, builders, academies, medical services, automobiles and hotels, and still opens up chances of work.
Not To be unfair, I choose only one example of each state, among some possible: Dourados (MS), Chapecó (SC), Passo Fundo (RS), Sinop (MT), Luís Eduardo Magalhães (BA), Racupé (MG) and Gurupi (TO).
One of the most emblematic cases I like to use is that of Quirinópolis, in Goiás. This City had very little economic activity in 2000, with the presence of extensive livestock and little crop participation. In 2005, it won two sugarcane mills, which lived together with the growth of its grain farming and its production of milk and meat, and in 2016, one of these plants also started to process maize.
Comparing 10 years (period between 2005/2008 and 2015/2018), see what happened: The number of jobs jumped from 6000 to 11000, the vehicles, from 10000 to 34000, the population from 38000 to 50000, the ICMS collection from R$14 million to R $30 million , from ISS goes from R $3 million to R $8 million, the per capita income of R $8 thousand to more than R $20 thousand and the number of companies from about 800 to over 3000. Pure Development, which should serve as a model to propel Brazil with the future growth of agro.