Alarm and security businesses bear the burden of serious responsibility. Not only do they protect homes and businesses from threat and violence, but they are entrusted with knowing when people come and go – and their very lives. The amount of knowledge and care required has prompted states to combat abuse, fraud and scams by requiring alarm and security companies to hold licenses. Many cities further these measures with local permits and registrations.
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.