Taxis are among the most highly regulated local businesses. Cities not only license drivers, vehicles and taxi companies, but often control the market by create commoditized medallians or local franchises that restrict the entry of new taxi companies into their cities. Accordingly, anyone involved in the taxi business can expect some serious paperwork, fees and licensing processes.
Known for Cajuns, Creole, and the Bayou, Louisiana's capitol captures the state's essence. At the same time, an ever-modernizing Baton Rouge also has a powerful economy backed by petrochemical, medical, transportation and entertainment industries. The city courts investment and economic development in part by offering low taxes and operating costs. Not surprisingly, Baton Rouge keeps local business regulation to a minimum, and licensing simple. Most business licenses and permits are issued through the state.