Located just 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the City of Ontario is ideally situated as Southern California’s gateway to the West, to the entire United States, and to the whole of North America. Ontario has all the infrastructure and amenities of Los Angeles – easy access to Los Angeles ports, interstates, railroads, and to the Ontario International Airport – without the expense and hassle of a coastal city.
The City of Ontario is uniquely positioned within the hub of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange counties, making it both an economic engine for the Inland Empire and a gateway for Southern California.
Ontario is the fourth-largest city in San Bernardino County, but it is one of the Inland Empire’s fastest-growing municipalities. Ontario has an estimated 167,000 residents today – up 3 percent since 2010 – and the U.S. Census Bureau predicts the city’s population will double by 2035 as residents are drawn to the city’s strong economy, low cost of living, and high quality of life.
Ontario is home to the Ontario International Airport, which is the fifteenth busiest airport in the nation as measured by the amount of cargo it carries each year, and the City sits at the crossroads of several major interstates and railways that connect Southern California to the rest of the nation.
Ontario has 25 public elementary schools, six public middle schools and ﬁve public high schools and nine trade schools.
Ontario, California features an exceptional pro-business environment that includes competitive commercial lease rates, technical amenities, an innovation corridor with fourteen colleges and universities, and a skilled, educated, and abundant work force. The City is increasingly recognized for the competitive advantages it provides to businesses that want to succeed in the global marketplace and for its growing importance to the state, national, and international economies.
Ontario City officials and employees are continually searching for ways to improve the quality of life, invest in infrastructure, and increase opportunities, both for individuals and for businesses. Ontario leaders continue to provide companies and residents both service and stability despite the recent economic conditions. Of high importance to the region is Ontario International Airport (ONT). City leaders are working diligently to gain local control of ONT to make it the best and highest use of this City’s most valuable economic engine. The City is developing a number of mixed-use urban lifestyle districts that will include residential homes, retail and office space, industrial and business parks, and town centers.
Ontario, California is the perfect location to establish, relocate, or expand your business. We invite you to discover, explore, and learn more about our community and what Ontario can offer.