Corellia's economy is built on free trade, and the major corporate entities established on the planet post trillions of credits in profits each year. The business transactions occurring on Corellia affect every other corner of the galaxy‒including the Empire. In retrospect, Imperial invasion of Corellia was not merely inevitable‒it was a necessary step toward the Republic's defeat.
The largest and most prosperous business entities occupy a series of massive towers nicknamed the “Incorporation Islands.” Most of the sector is wholly owned and controlled by different galaxy-spanning enterprises, and many have responded with hostility to the Imperial takeover. Some of the fiercest fighting on Corellia has been against highly-paid corporate security forces and their armies of droids.