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.
Oklahoma City's economy is powered by energy. Oil and natural gas are major exports of the state and the red hot center of the industry is in the capitol city. As a result, Oklahoma City tends not to feel recessions and economic dips nearly as badly as the rest of the country. Entrepreneurs will find licenses and regulations fairly simple and straightforward with only minimal requirements.