Alcohol Importers bring wholesale alcohol from other states into their own state. Because alcohol regulations vary by state, importers are charged with ensuring shipments comply with state law. Accordingly, importers must hold the appropriate state liquor license and in many cases local business licenses.
Tampa, Florida is one of the Gulf of Mexico’s great port cities. Its booming business community needs a fair number of licenses – mostly from Hillsborough County and the state. Tampa businesses typically require four to eight licenses and permits – most from the State of Florida. Tampa's economy includes service, retail, finance, insurance, shipping by air and sea, national defense, professional sports, tourism, and real estate. Tampa Bay is home to large and vibrant shipping port that fuels the economy as does tourism and the city's relatively new focus on conventions and events.