Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fairfield, California's Strategic Location Continues to Attract Businesses

Fairfield, California's Strategic Location Continues to Attract Businesses

FAIRFIELD, Calif., Oct. 20 -- Fairfield, California's strategic location and available space for large facilities continue to be a draw for businesses. The Bay Area city, located halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento, will soon welcome three national companies -- FedEx Ground Package Systems, Inc., Kiewit Corporation, and a Texas Roadhouse restaurant.

"Despite today's tough economic times, Fairfield continues to be successful," says Eve Somjen, Fairfield's director of community development. "Businesses choose to locate in Fairfield because of our excellent location. Companies of all sizes are able to find appropriate space to meet their requirements at competitive prices, and we also have affordably priced housing."

FedEx Ground Package Systems, Inc. recently signed a 10-year lease at 5191 Fermi Drive in Fairfield for 330,750 square feet of high-ceiling warehouse space. The site is one of Solano County's largest industrial properties, and is triple the size of the company's current space in neighboring Benicia, CA. FedEx intends to build additional office space on the site and to increase the number of loading doors. Spring 2009 is the planned target move-in date.

Another recently announced transaction is the development of a new 30,000-square foot office and administrative center on a 3.37-acre parcel at 4700 Business Center Drive for Kiewit Corporation, an Omaha-based provider of construction, engineering and mining services to clients nationwide. The company is developing plans and designs for the new structure, but has not yet announced a timetable for construction or occupancy.

Texas Roadhouse, Inc., a Louisville, Kentucky-based casual-dining chain restaurant specializing in steaks and promoting a western theme, is scheduled to open in Spring 2009. It will occupy 7,100 square feet at 3333 North Texas Street across from the Raley's shopping center at the site of the former Lou's Junction restaurant. Texas Roadhouse is a rapidly growing chain with over 300 locations in 44 states. Fairfield will be the restaurant's fourth California location. It currently has restaurants in Elk Grove, Tracy and Union City.

"The city of Fairfield has done a great job of providing a business-friendly environment in which we will be able to succeed," says Travis Doster, spokesperson for Texas Roadhouse.

About Fairfield
Fairfield (pop. 106,000) is a growing community with a multitude of commercial and residential development opportunities. Located mid-way between San Francisco and Sacramento, Fairfield is just 20 miles north of Concord, 38 miles northeast of Oakland, 14 miles southeast of the Napa Valley, 45 miles southwest of Sacramento and 42 miles northeast of San Francisco.

Fairfield Offers Important Business Benefits

Fairfield continues to appeal to retail and commercial entities seeking to grow their businesses for many reasons: an accessible Bay Area location, abundant space, value-priced real estate, a diverse workforce, and a unique set of regional amenities. For additional information on the city of Fairfield, visit

SOURCE City of Fairfield, CA