Industries / Business Profile

San Rafael hosts a wide variety of industries, and has an estimated ~$6 billion in economic activity. Downtown’s 4th Street receives over 3 million annual visits.  

  • 32,000 workers employed in San Rafael 
  • 87% of San Rafael’s workforce live outside San Rafael, while 13% live and work here 

Leading occupations: 

  • Private Education and Health Services 
  • Professional and Business Services 
  • Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 
  • Government 
  • Leisure and Hospitality 
  • Goods Producing 
  • Other Services 
  • Financial Activities 
  • Information 

Major employers: 

  1. Kaiser Permanente 
  2. BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc 
  3. San Rafael School District (Elementary and High School) 
  4. City of San Rafael 
  5. Dominican University of California  

San Rafael contains numerous commercial spaces, ranging from a historic downtown to plazas to industrial areas.  

  • 5.0 million square feet of retail space 
  • 5.5 million square feet of office space 
  • 3.3 million square feet of industrial space 
  • 1.0 million square feet of flex space 
  • 62% of Marin’s industrial inventory  
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