Alcohol Distributors sell alcoholic beverages to retail establishments. Accordingly, states give them separate and generally lower license fees than alcohol retailers who sell or serve directly to the public. Distributors also require federal licensing and may need local business licenses and wholesale permits.
Motor City has experienced its economic ups and downs over the past decade. While many business owners folded, new entrepreneurs are coming back and reinvigorating the scene. However, they face no shortage of licenses and permits. Detroit regulates a large number of business and expects its local small business community to ensure they are compliant. Today's Detroit remains a manufacturing center and a home to all three American auto makers. Because of its position on the Canadian Border, Detroit is also a center for Canadian trade. In addition, the city hosts several insurance companies, financial firms and casinos.