Business Friendly

No matter what stage your business is currently in, The City of Ontario California provides a one-stop source for moving your business forward with great resources at your fingertips!

  • Establishment
  • Relocation
  • Expansion

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City of Ontario, California Attracts Major Investors and Companies

Toyota North America, Covidien, Chapman University and City National Bank all invest in Ontario, California because of the City’s business-friendly environment and continued growth, which provide the advantages needed for business success.

In Ontario, California, businesses thrive. Ontario is ideal for establishing, relocating or expanding your business. Ontario, California's Economic Development Agency has made the City a preeminent business location. With advantages such as the Ontario International Airport, a fast-track development process and international trade resources, Ontario provides efficient and effective tools that companies and developers need to shape their future.

Ontario’s business and economic resources cover a wide range of areas. The city has a thriving and highly successful business community. Whether it’s assistance with business development, entrepreneurial endeavors, international trade, high tech, manufacturing, retail trade and employer services, we have what you need:

    • A commitment by City officials and community leaders to keep Ontario business-friendly
      • Continual infrastructure maintenance and improvements
      • Workforce development programs
      • New business initiatives
    • Lower commercial and industrial real estate prices
    • Numerous new businesses in Ontario, California, each year
    • Industrial, manufacturing and distribution space
    • Access to shipping routes
      • Ontario International Airport
      • Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach
      • Interstate highways
    • A plentiful pool of skilled labor, management, and professionals

Fun Fact

Ontario firms can make 2 trips to and from the Ports of LA/Long Beach per day

 This means for a California business, expansion is more economically feasible in Ontario than elsewhere in the state. For those considering Southern California, business relocation makes the most sense when Ontario is your destination.

A wide range of resources provide invaluable assistance for business development, entrepreneurial endeavors, international trade, high technology, manufacturing, retail trade and employer services. All contribute to Ontario's thriving and highly successful business community.

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What Businesses Say

One of the things I really like about Ontario is the very strong focus of leadership in Ontario with respect to the quality of life. And to have a good quality of Life you really need to have the amenities of things such as your beautiful new Arena, you have great shopping venues, you need to... Read more

- Dene Oliver

Ontario’s got a lot of great fundamentals and reasons to do business here. One of the obvious ones is that it’s essentially the gateway to doing business in Southern California, Nevada and Arizona. Really an excellent spot for logistics and that’s one of the reasons why we have a manufacturing... Read more

- Andy Peykoff

We’ve been in downtown Ontario since 1933. Ontario has really done a lot of work in downtown over the year. We’ve got the new condominiums and apartments down here that people are moving into, so we’re starting to see a lot of action going on again so, we’re seeing some businesses coming back... Read more

- Jerry Rowley

The City of Ontario has a very unique place in the SCAG Region. The SCAG Region has 190 Cities and Ontario is at the heart of the Region. It has the second largest airport in the region and is actually is one of those cities that we’re looking for to change the urban form and the pattern of how... Read more

- Hasan Ikhrata

Having an airport here in Ontario really benefits our business because it completes a transportation portfolio that’s necessary for today. It’s not uncommon for us to get a call from the East Coast after hours at a dealership and what they can take advantage of our three hour time difference and... Read more

- Ed Huante