Choose Ontario

Just 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the City of Ontario is ideally situated as Southern California’s gateway. With three major interstates, two railroads and the Ontario International Airport, the City of Ontario offers direct access from Los Angeles to the rest of California, and to North America.

Ontario boasts all the amenities of Los Angeles without the expense, hassle and traffic – which is why Ontario is a City where companies want to do business and a community where their employees want to live, work and play.

With 167,000 residents, Ontario is San Bernardino County’s fourth-largest city – and growing. Ontario’s population is set to double in the next 25 years, and local leaders have their sights set firmly on the future.

Ontario already has a vast business infrastructure in place, but City officials and community leaders continually work to improve the City’s pro-business environment.

Ontario delivers a highly skilled workforce, reasonable lease rates, quality office and retail development, and more than 100 million square feet of industrial manufacturing and distribution space.

Fun Fact

Ontario continues to be a strategic location for cargo expansion with 454,800 tons of cargo handled in 2012

The Ontario International Airport is just minutes from downtown and is the 15th busiest airport in the nation measured by air cargo. Major airlines such as American, Delta, United and Southwest offer daily passenger service through the airport, and plans are in place to add a third terminal as traffic continues to increase.

The City also handles the mass of freight transport – via both rail and road – from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to the rest of America. Three major interstates crisscross the City and the surrounding area: I-15 from San Diego to Las Vegas and beyond; I-10 from Los Angeles to Phoenix; as well as State Route 60 for easy regional access.

Every day, companies in the retail, technology, manufacturing and distribution sectors choose Ontario as their base of operations. Mag Instruments Inc., Toyota North America, Cardinal Health, Nordstrom, AEG and Uline are just a few of the many companies that have chosen to invest here.

Contact us to find out the many advantages Ontario, California has to offer.

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