Business centers are economic buildings in Tropico 4: Modern Times. They're the first step in modernizing an economy from producing resources and manufacturing to providing services. The wages of workers in business centers are set by a third party, based on the average wage, but are subtracted from the treasury.
- Cubicles: For $3,000, the offices can be fitted with cubicles to pack more employees into less space. This drops the job quality by 10 but doubles the number of employees.
- Water Coolers: For $7,000, the offices can be fitted with water coolers to provide employees with refreshments and a place to talk. This raises the job quality by 20.
- Mortgage Company: The company collects mortgage payments, generating money based on the number of families paying rent in the area. Generates a maximum of $1,500 per month.
- Life-Insurance Company: The company collects insurance payments, generating money based on the number of people living in the area, but losing money when disasters strike. Generates a maximum of $2,000 per month.
- Advertisement Company: The company produces ads for all forms of media, generating money based on the number of newspapers, radio stations, and TV stations in the area.
Penultimo: There's a new industry in Tropico, people! The Service Industry! Now everyone can work in an office - even illiterates! Thousands of small cubicles, just for you!
Sunny Flowers: Sounds horrible!
Penultimo: Not at all! They even have these fancy machines that dispense water. And wonderful red staplers. If I wasn't full-time employed as a Penultimo, I would've seriously considered a cushy job in a cubicle.