Insurance Agents and Brokers hold positions of great responsibility. The public and businesses look to insurance agency and brokers for accurate, reliable information on how to get solid, trustworthy risk protection. Accordingly, states regulate the insurance industry and require firms to register and in some cases, obtain several regulatory licenses.
Despite its long tobacco-growing history, modern Durham is now known as a seat of education and medical research. Prestigious Duke University remains the largest source of both jobs and community pride. However, the Triangle Research Park has become a center for technological development which has contributed significantly to the city's economy. For a North Carolina city, Durham's licensing isn't too complex. However, the city does require local licenses for most businesses. The state's more involved licensing is also required for all businesses.