Clarke's Third Law
General Development Company
Home Port: Vorito or Deneb.
Territory: Deneb, Reft, Trojan Reach, Beyond.
Human megacorporation) GeDeCo, as it is commonly known, is much more than a trading company. It was founded in the Year 700, in the wake of the Civil War, with a mandate to foster trade and development in the wild space along the Reft and Trojan Reach sectors. The company was formed by nobles in Deneb, who purchased several failing shipping lines and combined them into the new business. GeDeCo began by ‘bootstrapping’ backwards and underdeveloped worlds along Reft, selling them progressively more advanced technology in exchange for raw materials.
By the year 800, the standard GeDeCo contract had evolved. Sign the contract and your world will be provided with a Class-C or Class-B, technical knowledge, equipment and training to raise your world’s technology level at a stable and non-disruptive rate and a market for your planet’s raw materials ores, textiles and other low-tech goods. All it costs you is a percentage of those low-tech goods, giving a seat on your ruling body to GeDeCo and obeying various customs such as safe passage for travellers, the Imperial rules of war and so forth. GeDeCo made a moderately good return and brought civilisation to dangerous regions of the galaxy.
The Trojan Reach directorate of GeDeCo is based on Vorito and is largely independent from the main office on Deneb. The company is responsible for building and maintaining starports all over the sector, especially along the Florian Trade Corridor and for sending trade missions out to minor worlds, drawing them into the web of galactic commerce. GeDeCo has been accused of questionable and even unethical policies in the past; the influential Ahroay’if clan has accused GeDeCo of espionage, piracy and anti-Aslan propaganda and now refuses to trade directly with the megacorporation.