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Manufacturing Industry

Ontario continues to have the hottest industrial real estate market in Southern California.

Ontario is a growing choice for manufacturing, representing various sectors including Primary and Fabricated Metal; Machinery; Food and Beverage; Paper and Printing; Plastic and Rubber Products; and Computer/Electrical/Appliance.

Developers have found that sites in Ontario offer the best combination of highly valued attributes-efficient infrastructure, modern amenities and a technology/logistics proficient labor force.

Ontario Foreign Trade Zone

Ontario Foreign Trade Zone allows products to be stored, manipulated, manufactured, and exhibited and (if need be) destroyed without paying Customs duties unless the items enter into the US economy. The potential ability to increase international sales, realize greater export potential and succeed in global markets is often a deciding factor for location, relocation and expansion into Ontario.


  • Store products without customs duties
  • Increase international sales
  • Realize greater export potential
  • Succeed in global markets

Freeway/Rail Systems

Ontario reaps the benefits of the intersections of three major arteries of Southern California’s dynamic freeway system: Interstate 10, Interstate 15, State Route 60. The efficiency of this freeway system has been dramatically enhanced with the recent completion of the high-occupancy vehicle lane on Interstate-10, augmenting its immediate trucking and air resources.

Ontario provides access to two major railways including:

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
  • Union Pacific Railway