If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere – because there are a lot of licenses and costs it takes before you can even try. New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs licenses more than 50 business-types to protect the public interest and keep order in the country’s most populous city. Additionally, the Empire State demands its dues as well, as it regulates a large number of business-related areas from food service to commercial transportation. Accessing one of the world’s largest markets means successfully navigating a sea of licenses and permits. New York's economy is the largest of any city in the United States and among the largest in the world. Famous for its financial sector, New Yrok is also the home to countless major companies, international trading houses and entertainment companies. In recent years, newer industries such as biotechnology, software development, game design, and internet services have become fixtures in the New York business scene.