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

Economic Development Director

Charity Hernandez

Principal Project Manager

Karen Khukoyan

Project Manager

Karla Tavera

Economic Development Coordinator

Peter Pallesen

Senior Project Coordinator

Miranda Watkins

Economic Development Specialist

Denise De La Pena

Economic Development Intern

General Questions and Comments

General Questions and Comments

Amber Cruz

Economic Development Coordinator


Economic Development is a team that shows mutual respect and has common goals and interests whose primary objective is to:

Define goals, develop strategies, and take action to carry out City Council policies.

Drive business growth to serve the needs of the community.

Build relationships and partnerships with businesses and stakeholders.