The Porto Alegre Carlos Gomes 222 Center occupies the eighth floor of a modern building on a main road through Boa Vista, a rapidly growing commercial district. This is an affluent city on the delta of five rivers, with a large port for transporting local products, including food and leather goods. Ship building, timber and meat packing are key industries, and there are steel mills, an oil terminal and petrochemical complex close to the city. Porto Alegre also boasts an electronics technology center and scientific and technological park to encourage research and innovation in fields such as digital media. The city is a leader in recycling and alternative energy and gets most of its power from hydroelectrical sources. Major international IT, financial and automotive companies are based locally. The center has a fully equipped auditorium, cyber café and parking, and is conveniently placed for Salgado Filho International Airport.