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, even lawyers have to make sure their practices are legal. Although a few states and cities allow attorneys to establish practices by virtue of their professional licenses, most require law firms to obtain special licenses. Further, many cities levy special taxes on professional businesses – often using local business licensing as the vehicle for calculating and obtaining revenues.