Ontario Business News

Ontario Business News


May 01, 2015
Ontario Reign Playoffs May 3 and 4 Citizens Business Bank

It will be a busy weekend in the world of sports between the May 2 boxing showdown, NBA Semi-Finals and the Kentucky Derby. But if you are an Ontario, California hockey fan, you've got another sporting event to add to the list: the ECHL Pacific Division Championship. The Ontario Reign advances to Round 2, and will play against the Utah Grizzlies on May 3 and 4 at the Citizens Business Bank...

Apr 17, 2015
City of Ontario Promise Scholars

In 2000, San Bernardino County was struggling with educational attainment levels. Only 74 percent of people 25 years and older had a high school diploma, compared with 77 percent statewide. When it came to college graduates, the disparity grew even more. Only 16 percent of the San Bernardino County residents held a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 27 percent in California.


Apr 13, 2015
Inland Empire Quarterly Economic Report

The Inland Empire added 48,000 jobs last year, and segments of the economy showed great strides – particularly in the area of logistics, according to the January 2015 quarterly report from economist John Husing of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership. In the report, Husing also points to areas of concern for the local economy, including regulations, lower educational attainment and the...

Apr 03, 2015
Hotel Room Stays Up In Ontario

Tourism is an important part of the economy in Ontario, California. Jobs in Leisure and Hospitality account for nearly 8 percent of employment in the City of Ontario, fueled by the Ontario International Airport and destinations such as the Ontario Mills, the Convention Center, and the Citizens Business Bank Arena. But another important segment to Leisure and Hospitality are hotels.


Mar 24, 2015
Incentives Available to Ontario Manufacturers

Manufacturing jobs in Ontario, California account for nearly 12 percent of the total jobs in the city, employing roughly 11,000 people. This is a figure that both the City of Ontario and State of California want to continue to see increase. After all, the Manufacturing Industry is critical to a healthy economy because:

It pays good wages. In San Bernardino County, manufacturing jobs in...
Mar 19, 2015

On March 18, the Ontario City Council hosted nearly 1,000 people for a one-of-a-kind State of the City that brought together the region’s most influential decision makers.

 The 2015 State of the City: Business Leadership Conference featured local stories of companies, neighborhoods and individuals that are “Made In Ontario,” in addition to two dynamic keynote speakers.


Mar 17, 2015
Trade is at the Cornerstone of Ontario's and Region's Economy

It’s no surprise that the City of Ontario has a diverse economy comprised of a significant number of Retail, Industrial, Manufacturing, Leisure and Hospitality and Wholesale Trade businesses, among others. But what is surprising is that jobs associated with “Trade” make up one quarter of all jobs in the City of Ontario.

What this Means to Ontario

In the City of Ontario, employment...

Mar 06, 2015
UPS Volunteers Select Jay Littleton Ballpark as Community Volunteer Project

The Ontario Mayor and City Council are proud to announce that employees from the United Parcel Service (UPS) facility in Ontario have raised nearly $22,000 for improvements of the Jay Littleton Ballpark.

In addition to the generous donation, more than 60 UPS employees will volunteer their free time this Saturday, March 7, to prepare the ballpark for the upcoming Little League season,...

Feb 19, 2015
The Importance of Buying Local

You see them everywhere: Perhaps a sign in the window of a local business, a bumper sticker on a car or even a blurb at the bottom of a receipt urging patrons to buy local. “Buy Local” is a great buzz phrase, but does it mean anything?  Emphatically: Yes. In fact, it means everything – not only to the individual businesses, but also to the community where they’re located and to the residents...

Feb 09, 2015
2015 State of the City Featured Speakers Announced

The Mayor and City Council announced today that leading ABC Shark Tank investor and Herjavec Group Founder & CEO, Robert Herjavec, and community and urban planning change agent Peter Kageyama will be the featured speakers at the City of Ontario’s 2015 State of the City: Business Leadership Conference.

This annual event attracts nearly 1,000 business leaders, real...


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