City role: indirect
|Two measures: number of businesses licensed in Redmond; number of Redmond businesses holding a Redmond business license for at least seven years.
Number of licensed businesses. In 2015 Redmond licensed 1,016 new businesses. Overall, 5,957 businesses are licensed to operate in Redmond. The number of business licenses has increased every year since 2002.
The term “new” business includes businesses that were previously operating but were unlicensed, and those that underwent a change of ownership. The City also licenses firms that operate in Redmond but are not physically located in Redmond, such as contractors.
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Number of Redmond businesses with license for seven or more years. The number of Redmond businesses holding a business license for at least seven years increased slightly to 1,472 in 2015 from 1,465 in 2014.
Source: Planning Department
Updated April 2016
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