But it is possible that there was an indirect contribution to the growth of the industrial sector through banking loans.
The imperial government created several incentives for the industrialization of the country.
The practice was resumed in the 1840s, when new industrial establishments received subsidies.
in 1857, seven factories benefited from this practice of incentives, among them, the Ponta da Areia mentioned above and that was owned by Irineu Evangelista de Sousa (later Viscount of Mauá).
Most large industry is concentrated in the south and south east.