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.
Tulsa has long been known for its high-grossing export: oil. This center of oil drilling and production makes it the only major city in its region and gives it a fairly high standard of living. Tulsa has decided to be more than a one-horse town and has also developed aerospace, finance, technology, telecommunications, high tech, and manufacturing sectors. Because Oklahoma centralized so much of its licensing and permitting, Tulsa doesn't have much it regulates. This makes it an easy city for an entrepreneur to establish a new venture and a generally business-friendly town.