The Garden State is one of America's most industrial and well populated states. From its northern "gateway" area whose economy is tied in with New York City to southern seaside suburbs, New Jersey has a diverse economy, people and landscape. Although much of its substantial population doesn't live in large cities, New Jersey remains an important state for business.
In New Jersey, retail businesses of all sorts including toy stores, clothing shops, photography businesses and general merchandisers need licenses and permits. In most cases, retail businesses take relatively few licenses – however being registered for all state and local taxes is important as is having any needed general business licenses.