Business in Sao Paulo

Copyright Keith Kenney, 2012

São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, as well as South America, as well as in the southern hemisphere. According to the 2010 census, there were 10,659,386 people residing in the city.

Affectionately called the “Brazilian locomotive”, Sao Paulo drives the economy of the nation. Not only is it home to almost every major and minor industry of Brazil, it is also headquarters to more German companies than any other single city outside Germany, and it is headquarters to more American companies among any other city outside the United States.

GDP = $21,000. Cost of living world ranking in 2011 = #10.

There’s even room for this organ grinder in downtown. For a small fee, his parrot picks a slip of paper  from a box. On the paper is written your fortune.

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About keithrkenney
Keith Kenney is a professor of visual communication at the University of South Carolina. He is living in Tbilisi, Georgia, for a year. This blog is about several topics. "CSJMM-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management in Tbilisi, Georgia. "USC-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SJMC) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. CSJMM and SJMC are recipients of a "Journalism School Partnership" program grant from the US Department of State. The purpose of this $750,000 grant is to improve CSJMM and ensure its sustainability. "Tbilisi, Georgia" is about Susanna Melo and my experiences in Tbilisi. "Columbia, SC" will be about our experiences in our home town--Columbia--when we return home. "Georgia" is about Susanna and my experiences when we travel in Georgia outside of Tbilisi. "United States" is about our experiences traveling in the US. "Films and Photography" is about two documentary films I'm working on in Georgia. One story follows how Adishi handles the rapid tourism that is being developed in Svaneti. The other story follows Tamaz Jalagania, who is a craftsman of swords and guns, an opera singer, and an extraordinary storyteller. "Scholarship" is about my current books, articles, reviews, and grants.

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