Trade and vocational schools provide valuable education for those wanting to enter numerous non-professional lines of work. States give these types of post-secondary non-degree programs special review and licensing. Additionally, local governments sometimes also regulate educational facilities in their jurisdictions.
The northern-most major city in the United States, Anchorage is a hub for transportation, military, municipal, state and federal government, tourism and resource extraction. Because of its long-time use as a major port and its military use, Anchorage is is home to many shipping and aerospace companies as well. The city remains fairly business friendly, keeping licensing simple and avoiding over-regulation. However, Alaska and Anchorage are protective of their special environment and require businesses that produce waste or pollution to undergo extra scrutiny.