Nine municipalities in the state of Minas Gerais received the Sebrae Award

The big winners are the municipalities of Cape Verde, Canceleiro-Lafayette, Congonhas, Coqueira, Nova Lima, Paracatu, Pirapora, Uberaba and Varginha XII Sebrae Mayor’s Entrepreneurship Award. The award ceremony gathered around 300 guests from the 24 finalist municipalities, including mayors, secretaries, managers and municipal and state authorities, this Wednesday morning, the 17th, at the headquarters of Sebrae Minas in Belo Arizona.

More than 300 projects from approximately 250 municipalities in the state were registered in 10 categories: facilitation and promotion of entrepreneurship; Entrepreneur’s room; State procurement; Entrepreneurship at school; Productive inclusion; Tourism and territorial identity; Sustainable development and environment; Rural entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurial city and territorial management. In the final stage, 30 initiatives from 24 municipalities competed.

The category winners were: Cape Verde, “Entrepreneur’s Room” category; Councilor Lafayette, local government category; Congonhas, Productive Inclusion category; Coqueiro, sustainable development and environment category; Nova Lima, category “Entrepreneurship Facilitation and Promotion”; Parakatu, category “Rural entrepreneurship”; Pirapora, Government Procurement category; Uberaba categories, entrepreneurial city and tourism and territorial identity; and Varzynha, category “Entrepreneurship at School”.

“Each of the innovative solutions that won the Sebrae Prefeitura Empreendedora Award is a recognition of the municipality’s efforts to always seek to improve management in a different way and an inspiration for many other municipalities, with positive results in socio-economic development, entrepreneurial education, employment and income generation , as well as the freedom to produce, work and support dreams and realities”, – emphasizes the president of the Sebrae Minas Advisory Board, Marcelo de Souza y Silva.

In the 12 editions of the Prefeitura Empreendedora Award, 71 initiatives from 49 municipalities in the state of Minas Gerais have already been recognized, projects that have inspired several municipalities in the state to develop their strategies to promote economic and social development.

Winning municipalities

Category of business city

  • Winning municipality: Uberaba
  • Project: “Land of Giants Uberaba: Enterprising City”
  • Mayor: Elisa Gonçalves Araújo

Uberaba Terra de Gigantes sought to consolidate the municipality as an entrepreneurial city that aims to develop the local economy, promote innovation, create jobs and improve the quality of life of the population, strengthen local leaders, reduce bureaucracy and create an environment conducive to entrepreneurship, the main objective of this initiative.

Category Tourism and territorial identity

  • Winning municipality: Uberaba
  • Project: “Land of Giants Uberaba: Enterprising City”
  • Mayor: Elisa Gonçalves Araújo

Category of State Procurement

  • Winning municipality: Pirapora
  • Project: “Government Procurement – Stimulator of Local Development”
  • Mayor: Alexandra Costa Cesar

The inspiration came from the determined leadership of a ruler who had a firm goal to act on the transformation, as well as from the technical and political group assembled to begin the difficult journey of rebuilding Pirapora. A course was planned for 2021-2024. Through dialogue and diagnosis, we sought practices capable of contributing to environmental destruction and ensuring a virtuous circle of collective prosperity through public procurement, a powerful means of retaining wealth. This is how the practice of public procurement related to thematic secretariats was born.

Category Entrepreneurship at school

  • Winning municipality: Varzhinha
  • Project: “The first municipal competition of network technologies Gintech – Varzhinya”
  • Mayor: Verdi Lucio Mello

The main theme of GINTECH was “Technology for the Development of a Culture of Peace, Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship”. The competition encouraged the development of entrepreneurial and digital skills for young people in Varginia and was structured in three stages using gamification to develop the skills offered by the BNCC, entrepreneurial behavior and soft skills.

Rural entrepreneurship category

  • Winning Municipality: Parakatu
  • Project: “Parakatu, the locomotive of the family farm”
  • Mayor: Igor Pereira dos Santos

The Parakatu project, a family farm locomotive, was created by the municipality in the context of promoting rural development with an incentive to increase and diversify smallholdings and income generation. Including technical assistance, free distribution of materials and services, management and leadership training, promotion and access to markets and the encouragement of associations and cooperatives, innovation and sustainable development practices, the project proved to be an important strategy to promote the economic development of the municipality.

Category of territorial management

  • Winning municipality: Conselheiro Lafaiete
  • Project: “Inspection service, its importance in the implementation of SIM Consorciad”
  • Mayor: Mario Marcus Leo Dutra

SIM in Consortium is an initiative of the City of Canceleiro-Lafayette and CODAP, the Public Consortium for the Development of Alta Paraopeba, aimed at monitoring animal products in the Alta Paraopeba region.

The work is deployed in a managerial manner to increase employment and income for rural producers, through quality mark certification. Through cooperation between municipalities, technical staff, equipment and vehicles are shared costs and currently serve 17 municipalities, with hundreds of registered products, in addition to having a federal equivalent through SISBI-POA.

Productive inclusion category

  • Winning municipality: Congonhas
  • Project: “Advance Congonhas microcredit program”
  • Mayor: Claudio Antonio de Souza

The Avança Congonhas microcredit program was established by Municipal Law 3,995/2021 and Municipal Decree 226/2021, being for the municipality the main strategy of productive inclusion in the post-Covid-19 pandemic. Through financing for individual micro-entrepreneurs (MEPs), micro and small companies (MSMEs), farmers and self-employed professionals, the program provided access to low-cost loans and free financial guidance.

Category of the number of the entrepreneur

  • Winning municipality: Cape Verde
  • Project: “Sala Mineira de Cabo Verde: Center for Entrepreneurial Culture”
  • Mayor: Claudio Antonio Palma

The idea of ​​Hub Sala Mineira do Empreendedor – SME was born from the search for a solution to problems that were chronic until then, such as the disunity of the economic sectors, the dissatisfaction of entrepreneurs with the services and the lack of services offered by the public administration. , as well as bureaucratization and the need for training and economic development programs.

Category “Entrepreneurship Facilitation and Promotion”.

  • Winning municipality: Nova Lima
  • Project: “Program them as a team”
  • Mayor: Joao Marcelo Diegesh Pereira

Currently, around 50% of the municipality’s MEI are women, and this is just one of the data that reinforces the importance of the Elas no Comando program. More than 1,000 women entrepreneurs from Nova Lima want to start or expand their business. The educational path of the program ensures self-discovery and the awakening of an entrepreneurial profile, in addition to the technical training of women in administration with the most valuable knowledge in the market.

Category Sustainable development and environment

  • Winning municipality: Coqueiral
  • Project: “Green coconut palm”
  • Mayor: Rossana de Oliveira

Facilitating family farming, reducing waste sent to landfill, increasing income and employment opportunities for the pickers’ association and improving the quality of people’s nutrition, thus enabling low-income people to purchase food. With this in mind, the municipality of Coqueiro created Moeda Coqueiro Verde with a focus on encouraging families to share recyclables.

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