Specialty food shops such as spice, cheese and gourmet shops need retail food licenses. Depending on the state, county and city, these can amount to up to eight different licenses and permits. Retailers must also submit retail food plans and adhere to environmental health regulations in order to stay in business.
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.