Ontario Business News

Ontario Business News


May 26, 2015
City of Ontario Weekly Roundup

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...

May 21, 2015
Made in Ontario Business Series

The story of Cardenas Markets begins in 1981 at Riverside Drive and Vineyard Avenue in Ontario, and it is truly a ‘Made in Ontario’ story. But the inspiration of Cardenas Markets began much earlier.

In 1957, Jesus Cardenas arrived from Jalisco, Mexico to work as part of the "bracero" work program. Mr. Cardenas arrived with a commitment to work and the desire to provide a better future...

May 11, 2015
Top 10 Reasons to Visit City of Ontario at ICSC

Once again, the City of Ontario's Economic Development Team will be at the International Council of Shopping Centers in Las Vegas from May 17 to May 20 in search of retailers and developers interested in investing in our fine city. Here are 10 reasons why YOU should stop by our booth at C2228:

1. There is incredibly plush carpet at the Booth.

2. There is a combined 60-plus years...

May 08, 2015
Incentives Available to Ontario, California Healthcare Employers

The County of San Bernardino offers a variety of workforce development incentives to businesses throughout the region, including businesses located in the City of Ontario, California. One new source of funding targets Healthcare Employers. Healthcare is an industry that is growing in the City of Ontario, and is one that is critically important to the City's residents.

What is the...
May 04, 2015

Here is a summary of the news and events impacting Ontario, California local businesses and our business community: -- The Economic Development Team from the City of Ontario will be at the International Conference of Shopping Centers from May 17 to 20. Meeting slots are still open and, of course, we will have our booth. Businesses or developers interested in coming to Ontario are invited to...

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...


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