Early game strategy question

Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I always choose "Xeno Ind" to improve my manufacturing and research, then "Planet Improvements" for the food and tiles, and finally "Xeno Commerce" for the morale and econ. 

Question: Since we begin with factories and research labs, and "Xeno Ind" simply improves them, is it a better strategy to go "Planet Imp" and "Xeno Comm" before upgrading the factories and labs? Any theories or observations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks all.