Although one of the smallest states physically, Connecticut is one of the largest in terms of regulation of business. Connecticut's vast volume of business licenses and permits leaves entrepreneurs needing to file many applications to be able to open shop. Of course, the state's natural beauty, proximity to major markets of New York and Boston and strong position in the insurance industry make the heavy business license and permit requirement worth it to many.
In Connecticut, food trucks are sweeping the nation. As trucks have changed from standard pre-prepared hamburgers, sandwiches and tacos to gourmet and specialty foods, people around the country have jumped on the food truck bandwagon. However, these popular, low-overhead businesses have no shortage of licensing and permitting required. Often numerous state, county and city licenses are needed including several environmental health permits.