Assisted Living Facilities offer the elderly the opportunity to remain independent. ALFs provide personal assistance and meals, while still giving seniors their own apartments and/or rooms. These non-medical facilities carry significant responsibility for the care and welfare of elders and therefore have their own licensing category in most states. In many cases, counties and cities also place permit and licensing requirements on ALFs.
The center of the Civil Rights Movement and the home of Rosa Parks is now a much quieter city, generally off the national and international stage. With Montgomery's controversial past behind it or at least in dormancy, the city has returned to being a thriving center of Southern Agriculture. Montgomery processes large amounts of crops such as cotton, peanuts, and soybeans. The city's economy is furthered by some light manufacturing. Luckily for Montgomery entrepreneurs, city licensing requirements are few. Most regulated businesses process compliance auditing via Montgomery's main business license application process. However, Alabama's many complex licenses still apply and can require a business to need numerous licenses and permits.