Limousines and airport shuttles serve the public and therefore need special licensing in most local jurisdictions. In some locations, airports add additional permits and costs for passenger services that wish to pick-up at terminals. These for-hire or livery businesses must comply with state, county and city licensing requirements.
Sitting across the water from New York City, Jersey City shares in the region's busy shipping and international commerce. Busy shipping ports and access to several waterways including the Atlantic Ocean make Jersey City an ideal, less busy port. However, several large companies have also taken advantage of Jersey City's lower tax rates and less dense environment including several in finance, distribution and food manufacturing. From a licensing perspective, Jersey City is far less regulated than neighboring New York. With a simple local licensing process and a relatively efficient state process, entrepreneurs will find Jersey City a welcoming environment.