Fairfield is the county seat of Solano County and hosts a population of roughly 110,000 people. It is located within Northern California on the north-eastern part of San Francisco Bay. The city has a very convenient central location; with both San Fransisco and Sacramento being approximately 38 miles away. Fairfield was named by a clippership captain, Robert H. Waterman, in the year 1859 after his hometown in Fairfield, Connecticut. Less then eighteen miles away from Fairfield is Napa Valley and around twenty four miles away is Oakland. The Carquinez Bridge and the Benicia Bridge are likewise located nearby. (15 and 13 miles, respectively) Suisun City shares a border with Fairfield. Some cities within a reasonable travel distance are Vallejo, Vacaville, Benica and Napa.
Located due south of Fairfield is Suisun Bay and San Pablo Bay is situated to the southwest. The largest West Coast saltwater marsh is located Suisan Bay known as the Suisun Marsh. In the east is the Sacramento Valley.
Fairfield economy is diverse, with various businesses in manufacturing, retail, government, healthcare, commercial and professional construction sectors. Several popular businesses are situated here, like Clorox and Jelly Belly. Anheuser-Busch has a Budweiser brewery located here, and Fairfield is likewise the home of the Travis Air Force Base.
According to the 2008 GDP of the Vallejo-Fairfield area was 13,340 million dollars. After the adjustment of inflation, the right GDP was thought to be closer to $10,151 million.
Fairfield's largest business is presently construction, since this industry produces 5.8% of the economic output ($776 million). The second and third largest industries are wholesale trade $555 million) and Financial/Insurance ($467 million). The professional/business services sector created the most income in 2008, with a total of $989 million. After that were the utilities and transport sector (at $497 million) and the hospitality and leisure sector at $424 million.