Bars and Nightclubs are both highly regulated and highly profitable. Because of alcohol sales and their high potential for assorted vice crimes, state and local governments monitor bars and nightclubs carefully. In some cities such as Philadelphia, a bar or nightclub may need up to 12 licenses and permits. Navigating the maze of applications and processes required to start such a business can be daunting.
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.