Weekly Round-Up: May 26

Welcome back from your long weekend. Here’s what happened in Ontario business news in the past two weeks:

-- THINKING RETAIL: Ontario Economic Development Team joined 15,000 participants at the International Council of Shopping Centers conference in Nevada last week in search of retailers for the city. On the hit list: Firehouse Subs, Panera Bread, Corner Bakery, Sonic and Big 5. Is there a retailer you want to see in the city? Shoot the EDA team an email at [email protected]

-- MORE TOURISTS: The Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking to attract more Chinese tourists to the City, according to this article: http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/05/15/51709/ontario-wants-to-capitalize-on-la-s-chinese-touris/

-- PASSING THROUGH: Amgen Tour of California came and went on May 16 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena, where hundreds of cycling enthusiasts supported the professional athletes before their ascent to Mt Baldy. Peter Sagan later went on to win the tour. Read more here: http://www.dailybulletin.com/events/20150514/amgen-bike-tour-stage-7-to-start-in-ontario

-- COOL DOWNTOWN: Downtown Ontario is the place to be. This Wednesday kicks off the Summer Concert Series with an Eagles Tribute band, The Long Run, who will play from 5 pm to 9 pm. And on Friday, May 29, Movies in the Park begins by showing the Lego Movie from 7 pm to 9 pm. Here is the full schedule: http://ontariotownsquare.org/

-- PRICED OUT: The Inland Empire – including Ontario – continues to be a place where millennials can look to in their search to purchase a home. According to this article, 53 percent of the listings in the Inland Empire are affordable, compared to only 26 percent in Los Angeles County. This article follows a report released by the Legislative Analysts Office that analyzes the high costs and consequence of California’s housing prices and supply. http://www.lao.ca.gov/reports/2015/finance/housing-costs/housing-costs.pdf

-- BRIGHT SPOT: Mag Instrument founder and CEO, Tony Maglica, was featured in the News-Press. Read more: https://twitter.com/ontarioeda/status/601444095236550656 To get the up to date scoop, follow the EDA on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ontarioeda