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Meet us at ICSC Las Vegas 2024


May 6, 2024

Meet with us at ICSC 2024

MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer McLain Hiramoto, Executive Director, Economic Development
EMAIL: JHiramoto@ontarioca.gov
PHONE: (909) 395-2295


Ontario, California - Ontario is the heartbeat of Southern California’s most exciting and fast-growing metropolitan areas. Armed with an impressive arsenal of unparalleled opportunities for investment and development, the City’s Economic Development Team plans to demonstrate precisely this at the upcoming International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) RECon event. 

Delegates from the City of Ontario will be readily available to engage with developers, retailers, and investors alike.

ICSC Las Vegas, 
May 19-21,2024
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall – Booth #4937R

Ontario's compelling story is backed by the City’s strategic leadership, visionary land-use regulations and over $1 billion in investment funded in large part by a recently ratified sales tax increase. With funds earmarked for infrastructure and neighborhood improvements, the increase will also fund major economic development projects including: 

  • Downtown Ontario Revitalization: With 400 new residential units and 53,000 square feet of commercial space coming down the pipeline, Downtown Ontario offers a bustling environment for retail businesses to thrive.
  • Arena District Transformation: The Toyota Arena area is evolving into the Inland Empire's Entertainment District, featuring plans for 700 luxury apartments and 70,000 square feet of commercial space, the Arena District will provide ample opportunities for retail businesses.
  • Ontario Convention Center Expansion: The Convention Center's 247,000 square feet expansion and adjacent convention hotel will increase visitors to area retail establishments.
  • Regional Sports Complex Development: With a 6,000-seat Minor League Baseball stadium, a 80,000 SF retail promenade, a new hotel and over 150 acres of community recreational sports facilities, the future Sports Complex will provide a captive audience for retail businesses to tap into. 

To schedule a meeting with the City of Ontario’s representatives at ICSC Las Vegas 2024, please contact Peter Pallesen at ppallesen@ontarioca.gov or visit South Hall Booth #4937R during the event. 

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 About the City of Ontario

The City of Ontario is enhancing the quality-of-life of the Inland Empire by creating urban lifestyle districts that create sustainable places to live, work and play.  Located just east of Los Angeles and Orange counties, the City of Ontario is ideally situated as a gateway to Southern California and is home to more than 186,000 people. With major freeways, rail transportation and an International Airport, Ontario invites the rest of the world to be a part of a culturally diverse community with rich history that is well positioned for quality development and economic sustainability for its residents. Complementing its business and residential core, Ontario offers premium entertainment venues such as the Ontario Convention Center, Toyota Arena, and Ontario Mills. To learn more about the City of Ontario, visit OntarioCA.gov or call (909) 395-2000.