We’re here to help you succeed

Ontario wants your business and our staff wants to help make that happen. Everyone in the Ontario Economic Development Department is available to answer your questions, address any issues and make the process of starting, expanding or relocating your business as easy, efficient and economical as possible.

Jennifer McLain Hiramoto

Executive Director Economic Development Agency

Charity Hernandez

Real Estate Administrative Director

Karen Khukoyan

Project Manager

Karla Tavera

Senior Management Analyst

Miranda Watkins

Economic Development Analyst

Peter Pallesen

Economic Development Coordinator

Amber Cruz

Economic Development Coordinator

Sandra Rodriguez

Economic Development Coordinator

Denise De La Pena

Economic Development Specialist

Jacob A. Zendejas

Economic Development Intern



Build the strongest business community in Southern California through attraction, retention, expansion, and redevelopment. 


The Economic Development Department's mission is to promote investment and prosperity for our residents and businesses by enhancing the physical, social, and economic fabric of the community.