The city of Chico is located in the county of Butte. It covers a total area of 72.0 sq. km. Industries related to advertising, aviation, architecture, arts and crafts, automotive, boat building equipments, apparel, information technology, pharmaceuticals, golf equipments, insurance, optical goods, publishing, real estate and sheet metal, contribute to the local economy in a positive way. Commercial spaces are utilized by wineries, truck repairing facilities, thrift shops, restaurants, spas and saunas, service station and road side services.