Notes on the Geography of Brazil: Manaus: Photo 14
On the east side of town, Manaus has a duty-free industrial district. Established in 1967, the Manaus Industrial Park by 2004 produced $10 billion worth of products, of which $1.3 billion were exported, mostly to the United States. Among the 300 companies operating in the zone were Nokia, Minolta, LG, Sony, Xerox, Samsung, Panasonic, and Kodak--and that's just electronics. The chief exports were cell phones, color TVs, and motorcycles. Motorcycles? On the list of manufacturing companies, along with Honda and Yamaha, was Harley-Davidson.
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