Medical Practices are among the simplest of healthcare business. However, like any facility that gives medical treatment, states and local governments care that patients get safe, clean treatment. Licenses are often required not only for practices themselves, but for medical waste disposal.
During the Industrial Revolution, Worcester was an important center of early manufacturing. Today, Worcester has become less industrial and more of a Boston suburb. Worcester's local industries include medical and biotech research, healthcare and insurance sectors. Worcester's business licensing and permitting is fairly extensive. Like most Massachusetts cities, the municipality uses extensive licensing to protect the public and monitor business' actions. Additionally, the state requires extensive licensing in many industries. Entrepreneurs can expect significant costs and setup time in setting their businesses off the ground.