An economic unit is a unit that affects the economy. They can generate mass or energy, or they can increase storage of mass or energy. All units that generate a resource also provides some storage of that resource. There are 6 types of structures whose sole function is their economic uses:
- Power generators
- Mass extractors
- Hydrocarbon power generators
- Mass fabricators
- Mass storage
- Energy storage
These buildings also provide various adjacency bonuses.
For a complete list of economic units, see the economic units category.