The largest state in the union is also the most remote. Alaska is a land of incredible beauty and vast natural resources. Despite the sometimes hostile cold, Alaska is warm and friendly to entrepreneurs. State licensing is made relatively simple. However, businesses that impact Alaska's special environment may face heftier permitting.
In Alaska, when you scream, I scream and we all scream for ice cream, somebody may need a permit. In many cities including New York and Philadelphia, the sale of frozen desserts are specifically regulated and require special inspections and permits.