State of City, Taste of Ontario highlight a busy March in the IE’s economic, population and cultural hub

Two showcase events next month will spotlight some of the best the City of Ontario has to offer as the Inland Empire’s premier economic, population and cultural center.
On Wednesday, March 16, the City will host its 2022 State of the City Business Address event – one of the region’s most anticipated annual gatherings of business leaders and stakeholders from across the IE and Southern California. This year’s event, at the Ontario Convention Center, will highlight current and future business investments and economic development projects, and the critical role they play in supporting a high-quality of life and the delivery of essential City services.

The night begins at 5 p.m. with registration and networking. The program itself begins at 6 p.m., with a networking forum immediately following. Registration fee is $50 per person. To sign up to attend or sponsor, click here

Three days later, on Saturday, March 19, the City will host its inaugural Community Open House & Taste of Ontario, from 1-5 p.m. at Ontario Town Square. This free outdoor event will promote local restaurants and highlight City services available to residents.

“We look forward to everyone having a great time and learning more about our incredible City,” said Paul S. Leon, Mayor of Ontario. “I know how eager people are to connect and network in-person, and we’re eager to share our exciting story with them.”

Ontario is the fastest-growing city in the Inland Empire, with projected population growth of nearly 100,000 over the next quarter-century, according to the Southern California Association of Governments.

It’s also the region’s business, transportation and economic development hub – home to international corporations, a robust small and mid-size business community, a vibrant downtown core and Ontario International Airport, the fastest-growing airport in the United States four years running. Ontario Mills Mall, the Ontario Convention Center and the Toyota Arena attract visitors from all over the world.

“The energy level in our City is through the roof, with so many positive things happening and so much investment coming our way. We have always been, and we continue to be, a model community – an extraordinary place to live, work and play,” said Alan D. Wapner, Mayor pro Tem and President of the Ontario International Airport Authority Board of Commissioners.  

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About the City of Ontario
The City of Ontario is enhancing the quality-of-life 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. 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 or call (909) 395-2000.