Yoga, Fitness and Martial Arts Studios provide therapeutic and beneficial physical activity and recreation. However, like all businesses they need licenses and permits to operate legally. In some cities, such as Chicago, any business providing recreational activities with children needs a special license. In other places, places of exercise need special health club or health spa permits that come with safety and health inspections.
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.