What kind of businesses are in San Rafael?

 

Top 10 most common business types as of the end of 2015:

Apartment544
Contractor452
Attorney306
Misc. Services284
Non-Profit277
Consultant238
Administrative Office173
Restaurant160
Motor Vehicle Repair156
Misc. Personal Services129

 

 

San Rafael businesses by business license tax category.

What ever happened to the Class of 2008?

It's often said that most new businesses fail.  How does this play out in the City of San Rafael?

In 2008, for example, 707 licensed businesses opened a location in San Rafael.  Of these, 186 (26%) are still operating at the same location.  430 (61%) were either closed or sold to new owners.  91 (13%) relocated to another location in San Rafael.

 

San Rafael businesses opened in 2008

Which San Rafael companies have the most patents?

Firms with the most utility patents:

AUTODESK334
THX tied with ZEP SOLAR14
LILITAB12
PAX SCIENTIFIC tied with SUNLINK11
WORLDWISE10

 

Firms with the most design patents:

WORLDWISE114
AUTODESK13
VIONIC GROUP10
3RD STONE DESIGN7
LILITAB6

 

Results based on U.S. Patent and Trademark Office filings from 2007 through 2016.  We took the liberty of correcting apparent typographical errors and consolidating figures for related companies.

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