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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...

Nov 14, 2014

The Ontario Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on November 17, 2017 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.   

In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Ontario Police department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic...

Oct 29, 2014
California's Legislative Session Wraps Up: What You Should Know

Groundwater, guns, and campaign ethics dominated the latest round of legislation completed by California lawmakers during their latest session that was completed at the end of August. We'll walk you through some of the important items discussed and how they can impact you. Some bills addressed constitutional issues, while other legislation more directly addresses issues tied to the health of...

Sep 26, 2014
How Great is Migration to the Inland Empire?

Human migration still intrigues historians and anthropologists. Now, in the Inland Empire, migration is a hot topic for business leaders and economists.

Migration: Crossing County Lines

Recently, the United States Census Bureau reported a huge migration of people in Southern California. According to the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, “…the largest migration into a region in the United...

Apr 10, 2014
Ontario EDA Goes Social

Wouldn’t it be great if there were some way for Ontario business owners to come together, connect with the community and let everyone know about local business services and events, all with a single word?

Well, how about not one but two ways to connect all things Ontario business and economic development? Done. Meet #OntarioBiz and #OntarioEDA, at your service.The Ontario Economic...

Dec 09, 2013

Despite the national economic recession of recent years, California's economy is strong and growing. California leads the nation in many areas of economic growth and recovery, including the creation of new jobs. With a dynamic, progressive economy, California is a great place to work or to invest. Here's a quick rundown of some top facts about California's economy.

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Dec 09, 2013
New Bills Make California Even Better For Business

California already has a strong economy that is recovering quickly from the recent economic recession and already meeting pre-recession levels of exports. Recent legislation passed by Gov. Edmund G. Brown is aimed at restructuring and expanding the Governor's Economic Development Initiative. Comprised of 18 bills, this legislation intends to make doing business in California an even better...

Dec 09, 2013
Commuting in Ontario, California

For many people, commuting is just part of the job. If you don't work from home, you have to get to your job one way or another. But commuting is more significant than just traveling back and forth from home to work every day. A 2011 poll commissioned by The Workforce Institute showed that 48 percent of respondents said their daily commute had a significant impact on the satisfaction they...

Dec 04, 2013

As the U.S. economic recovery picks up speed, workers in California are finding new opportunities for jobs. Some of the industries that are growing fastest are familiar on the California business scene, while some are relative newcomers. Here are some of the trends that will become predominant over the next few years.

The scientific and technical fields showed the greatest number of new...


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