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.
Lexington, Kentucky has long been known as the capitol of thoroughbred horse breeding. The Lexington area's long history of "gentleman farming" led to a strong livestock industry. Later, the city became home to the University of Kentucky which remains the city's largest employer. Entrepreneurs looking to join the Lexington economy will find relatively simple and few licenses from the local city-county combined government. Instead, more licensing is done at the state level.