Bakeries are typically regulated by county and city environmental health authorities. However, the licenses and permits required vary widely. In some places, licenses specific to bakeries apply, while in others bakeries are treated like other retail food establishments. However, in all cases, bakeries and other food sellers must have one or even several food safety licenses.
At the juncture of three rivers, Fort Wayne has long been a center of trade and commerce. In fact, in the 20th Century. Fort Wayne became home to the manufacturing plants of some of America's largest companies including General Electric, Magnavox and Westinghouse. However, as Fort Wayne's manufacturing days came to a close, it has diversified into education, insurance, health care, and defense and security. With its low cost of living and doing business, Fort Wayne tries to attract new entrepreneurs. The city keeps licensing and regulation to a minimum and leaves most business monitoring to the state.