Alarm and security businesses bear the burden of serious responsibility. Not only do they protect homes and businesses from threat and violence, but they are entrusted with knowing when people come and go – and their very lives. The amount of knowledge and care required has prompted states to combat abuse, fraud and scams by requiring alarm and security companies to hold licenses. Many cities further these measures with local permits and registrations.
Because of its location at the crux of the Mississippi Delta, Memphis has long played an important role in its region -- a key point for transportation, agriculture and even military advantages. Thus, it's no surprise that today's Memphis has a thriving and diverse business community. The city and the state make try to make it easy for small business, which helps drive the Memphis economy. Licensing is relatively simple and straightforward and free from excessive regulation. Today's Memphis is as well known for its diverse industries as it is for gospel and country music. The air freight, transportation, paper, agriculture, food, electronics, light manufacturing, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries all hold a significant presence in the city's economy.