PA Governor Tom Corbett and Secretary C. Alan Walker

of the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) join with Team Pennsylvania Foundation to  invite you on a business development mission to Brazil and Chile.

As part of the Governor’s Jobs First initiative, the Department of Community and Economic Development and Team Pennsylvania Foundation are organizing the April 2013 jobs mission to Brazil and Chile.

Meeting face-to-face with prospective customers and partners is crucial to establishing business relationships in these markets. We can help you meet your business objectives by designing a business itinerary tailored to your company’s specific needs.

As a mission participant, you will receive:

  • One-on-one meetings with companies in-country interested in partnership opportunities in Pennsylvania
  • Speaking opportunities available at investment seminars
  • Ability to network with other attending company and university executives and high-level government officials
  • Access to numerous companies and potential partners in Brazil and Chile throughout the mission

Why Brazil and Chile?


Brazil is the leading outward investor in Latin America, as well as the largest recipient of foreign direct investment with 491 projects last year; a 38% increase from 2010.

Brazil will host the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016.

Key Sectors: telecom, chemicals, automotive parts, electronics, lumber, aircraft, machinery, and electrical and transport equipment.


Chile experienced 16% in outbound foreign direct investment last year.

Key Sectors: mining, chemicals, telecom and electrical equipment, petroleum and petroleum products, wood products, transportation equipment, and industrial machinery.

Who Should Participate?

Governor Corbett invites Pennsylvania businesses, economic development partners, tourism partners, and colleges and universities looking to expand their work in Brazil & Chile. Participating groups must have an office and staff or manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania and agree to provide and report on results attained or leads generated through participation in this mission.

All entities participating in Governor Corbett’s Jobs First mission will be traveling as part of the delegation and will have the opportunity to join the governor during a variety of seminars, receptions, and industry-specific events in Brazil and Chile.

Participation is closed: updates on mission participants soon to follow!

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