Alcohol Importers bring wholesale alcohol from other states into their own state. Because alcohol regulations vary by state, importers are charged with ensuring shipments comply with state law. Accordingly, importers must hold the appropriate state liquor license and in many cases local business licenses.
Newport News is known for its military presence. With Army, Navy and Marine Bases, Newport News' economy is heavily fueled by government spending and troops living there. Transportation, shipping and manufacturing are also important sectors in this industrial seaside town. Newport News, like most independent cities in Virginia has a fair number of regulations on local business that leads to many business licenses and permits. Additionally, Virginia's somewhat complex set of laws requires many businesses to need state-level licenses and permits. Entrepreneurs can expect to work their way through red tape in Newport News.