Industrial Hegemony is a United Empire-specific technology on the Diplomacy and Trading technology tree with a research cost of 1800 . It unlocks an Empire Improvement, requires research in Optimized Logistics, and allows no further research.
"The growth of the Empire means the growth of its influence. Systems and planets within its frontiers are not merely centers of production; they are agents -- witting or unwitting -- in spreading the culture, economic, and military influence of the Empire."
"A key element in projecting the power of the Empire, these governmental offices claim to aid businesses in setting up contacts and deals. In fact, they are efficient centers for transferring information and funds between private, government, and military entities."