Definition: Birth (of local unit)
The birth of a local unit is the emergence of a local unit, which did not exist before. Since the local unit is a part of an enterprise, situated in a geographically identified place, and the enterprise is a combination of production factors, the birth of a local unit amounts to the creation of a (partial) combination of production factors at a geographically identified place.
Eurostat, "Business registers. Recommendations manual", Methodologies and Working Papers, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2010