An increasing number of single-parent and two-parent working families has turned child daycare into a big business. However, states, counties and cities take the welfare of children seriously. Daycare owners and workers must undergo background investigations and in many cases mandatory training courses. Governments license both home daycares and daycare facilities, making sure that health and safety standards are met.
Omaha is as friendly to business as people there are to one another. Home to several large companies, Omaha is a major business center of the plains and Nebraska welcomes the commerce. Local Omaha and Douglas County regulations are minimal with most regulatory licenses and permits coming from the state. Omaha still has its roots in agriculture and food processing as it is home to ConAgra foods, one of the world's largest food conglomerates. However, it also has insurance, brewing, banking, securities and rail transportation sectors.