Alcohol Distributors sell alcoholic beverages to retail establishments. Accordingly, states give them separate and generally lower license fees than alcohol retailers who sell or serve directly to the public. Distributors also require federal licensing and may need local business licenses and wholesale permits.
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.