Every Communist must trade goods and services to gain more glory for the State! Information button (i) will show you cost of each Industry you wish you acquire. Resources you do not have enough of are marked in red; resources that are lowest in list will be marked with an exclamation mark (!).
For being handy as well as dandy, information will remain at top of screen while navigating to other tabs so you can see what is holding you back and where more back-breaking labor is required.