In America's heartland, Nebraska has long been a successful agricultural state. In recent years, Nebraska has developed a larger business presence with Omaha being listed as one of the friendlier places in the country to live and work. Nebraska keeps business regulation fairly light - making it so that businesses have relatively few business licenses and permits required. Still, certain industries including healthcare and agriculture have more involved business licenses and compliance measures.
In Nebraska, smog or emission check facilities are common in states with tight air pollution controls. States like California and New York allow facilities that are not auto repair businesses to perform emission tests and issue official reports required for vehicle licensing and renewal. Emissions testing shops must hold special state licenses and in some cases, licensing agreements to operate their computer systems.