Smog or emission check facilities are common in states with tight air pollution controls. States like California and New York allow facilities that are not auto repair businesses to perform emission tests and issue official reports required for vehicle licensing and renewal. Emissions testing shops must hold special state licenses and in some cases, licensing agreements to operate their computer systems.
Although Chandler is largely a suburban satellite of Greater Phoenix, in recent years it has begun to develop some of its own industry. Several high-tech firms have taken advantage of low-cost overhead and business-friendly regulations and established headquarters and manufacturing plants. Additionally, Chandler is home to a diverse array of retail and service businesses. Because Chandler keeps city licensing to a minimum, entrepreneurs will find it an easy place to establish themselves. However, state and county rules also apply, making it necessary for many businesses to obtain a large series of licenses and permits.