Smog or emission check facilities are common in states with tight air pollution controls. States like California and New York allow facilities that are not auto repair businesses to perform emission tests and issue official reports required for vehicle licensing and renewal. Emissions testing shops must hold special state licenses and in some cases, licensing agreements to operate their computer systems.
Thanks to the Founding Fathers, Boston has plenty of representation and taxation. Both Boston and Massachusetts governments have a wide variety of licenses aimed at protecting the public and ensuring health and safety. Entrepreneurs can expect lots of paperwork and unusually high amounts of licensing to get their doors open. The Greater Boston metropolitan area has the sixth-largest economy in the country and 12th-largest in the world. Famous for its incredible number of colleges and universities, it's no surprise that Boston is a major financial center encompassing both banking and insurance. Additionally, Boston remains a center for shipping, international trade and fishing just as it was when it led the Revolutionary War.