The city of Fairfield is in Solano County and has an estimated population of 110,000 people. The city is located in Northern California on the north-east area of San Francisco. With the city of San Fransisco and Sacramento being around thirty eight miles away, the city is in a very convenient location. Fairfield was named by Robert H. Waterman, a clippership captain, in the year 1859 after his hometown in Fairfield, Connecticut. Less then eighteen miles away from Fairfield is Napa Valley and approximately twenty four miles away is Oakland. The Benicia Bridge and the Carquinez Bridge are likewise situated nearby. (15 and 13 miles, in that order) Fairfield shares a border with Suisun city. Other cities within a reasonable travel distance are Vallejo, Vacaville, Benica and Napa.
Suisun Bay is located due south from the city and San Pablo Bay is located to the southwest. Inside Suisun Bay is the biggest saltwater marsh on the West Coast, the Suisun Marsh. Sacramento Valley can be found to the east.
The economy of Fairfield is rather diverse, with several companies consisting of healthcare, government, manufacturing, retail, commercial and professional construction sectors. Clorox and Jelly Belly are amongst a few of the popular companies located here. Anheuser-Busch has a Budweiser brewery situated here, and Fairfield is likewise the home of the Travis Air Force Base.
In 2008, the economic output of the Vallejo-Fairfield area was 13.340 million dollars, based on the GDP at the time. After the inflation adjustment, (the real GDP) the economic output is thought to be closer to $10,151 million.
Construction is presently the biggest business within Fairfield, producing 5.8% of the economic output ($776 million). Wholesale trade ($555 million) and Financial/Insurance ($467 million) are the second and third largest businesses. The professional/business services sector created the most income during the year 2008, with a total of $989 million. After that were the transport and utilities sector (at $497 million) and the hospitality and leisure sector at $424 million.