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.
Louisville is Kentucky's largest city and a player on the national business scene. The city has long been considered one of the nation's most liveable major cities and has made efforts to promote small business development to further its growth. However, the city has numerous business licenses and permits and a somewhat complicated process for getting them. Louisville's major industries include air freight, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and food service. The city is a home to several Fortune 500 companies and an ever growing assortment of local mid-size and small businesses.