Trade and vocational schools provide valuable education for those wanting to enter numerous non-professional lines of work. States give these types of post-secondary non-degree programs special review and licensing. Additionally, local governments sometimes also regulate educational facilities in their jurisdictions.
The calm town along the Red River was once a hub of the oil industry. However, since the collapse of Standard Oil, Shreveport has diversified its economy and introduced gaming and tourism as major sources of revenue. Shreveport has a strong emphasis on economic development and welcomes entrepreneurs. Accordingly, the city keeps business licensing and permitting simple and the requirements few. Louisiana also regulates businesses and usually requires one or more business licenses and permits at the state level.