Kentucky has long been a center of agriculture and animal husbandry. Horse breeding and racing remain important drivers of the state's economy. At the same time, auto production and repair have also become part of the state's repetoire as several companies including Toyota have set up shop in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky is dedicated to being business friendly and keeps business licensing relatively simple - and processes straightforward.
In Kentucky, body shops repair, renovate and enhance automobile frames and chassis. Frequently, they also paint vehicles. Because of the many chemicals and solvents used in this work, some states and counties require body shops to hold HAZMAT permits. Additionally, state, county and city auto repair and body shop licenses are often required.