What kind of businesses are in San Rafael?

 

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

Apartment 544
Contractor 452
Attorney 306
Misc. Services 284
Non-Profit 277
Consultant 238
Administrative Office 173
Restaurant 160
Motor Vehicle Repair 156
Misc. Personal Services 129

 

 

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:

AUTODESK 334
THX tied with ZEP SOLAR 14
LILITAB 12
PAX SCIENTIFIC tied with SUNLINK 11
WORLDWISE 10

 

Firms with the most design patents:

WORLDWISE 114
AUTODESK 13
VIONIC GROUP 10
3RD STONE DESIGN 7
LILITAB 6

 

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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