What export or local product are the people known for and the most proud of?  

Are bribes or “gifts” normal in dealing with businesses, government officials, or police? What is acceptable (levels of corruption)?  

What infrastructure is required to support economic growth (electricity for factories, roads to move produce, security to minimize extortion/black market)?  

What is the daily wage of an average worker/laborer? Which jobs are considered honorable?  

What economic organizations are important and influential in the society (labor unions, merchant guilds)?