Candy shops, Confectioners and Chocolatiers require environmental health licenses usually from counties and cities. However, the exact license type can vary widely with some jurisdictions specially licensing confectioners, while others treat candy like any other packaged retail food. Candy makers can expect to obtain licenses and permits from state, county and city governments.
The southern Texas city of San Antonio welcomes business development and keeps entry into its market hassle-free. Aside from a select few business-types, San Antonio is very hands-off and allows entrepreneurs to operate often without any city licenses at all. Naturally, Texas and federal licensing still applies. San Antonio has developed a significant tourism industry in part by making itself a center for conventions. More than 20 million people visit San Antonio each year. The city's major industries also include financial services, government, health care.