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...

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.

Growing Exports