The first colony and state in the Union remains a vital part of our nation's economy. Northern Virginia is not only an extension of the Washington DC Metro Area, but is home to numerous national and international companies. Additional metro centers including Virginia Beach and Raleigh lend steam to the state economy. Small business owners will find a state friendly to business where regulation is somewhat moderated.
In Virginia, bakeries are typically regulated by county and city environmental health authorities. However, the licenses and permits required vary widely. In some places, licenses specific to bakeries apply, while in others bakeries are treated like other retail food establishments. However, in all cases, bakeries and other food sellers must have one or even several food safety licenses.