Dernière mise à jour le :10/11/2020


A local unit is a production unit that is geographically individual but legally dependent on a legal unit.An establishment produces goods or services: it can be a factory, a bakery, a clothing store, one of the hotels of a hotel chain, the "shop" of a repairer of computer hardware ...

The establishment or production unit is the most suitable level for a geographical approach to the economy.


The population of establishments is relatively stable over time and is less affected by corporate and financial restructuring than that of companies.