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Economic Growth

Why Ontario?

Economic Growth

Unlike many cities across the nation, Ontario, California’s economy not only weathered the economic storm of recent years but also continued to grow. We are confident as our local economy booms, so will your business.

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Ontario’s economy continues to thrive and is projected to grow

The City’s geographic location as a transportation and distribution hub for Southern California offers access to four major interstates, two railways and the Ontario International Airport, as well as easy access to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The City is a natural hub for industry and commerce.

The City of Ontario, California also continues to prosper because of its people. At 185,000 residents, up 10 percent since 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau predicts Ontario’s population will double by 2035. Ontario’s unemployment rate has declined steadily in recent years, but still touts a ready labor pool of skilled workers that is primed to grow.

Ontario endured the recession because its elected leader’s, continue searching for ways to improve the quality of life, invest in public infrastructure and increase economic opportunities, both for businesses and for the community.

Although the Ontario International Airport is already the fifteenth busiest airport in the nation, as measured by air cargo, the Ontario International Airport Authority is working to make the best and fullest use of that invaluable asset. The City is also working on plans to develop mixed-use urban lifestyle districts that will include residential homes, retail and office space, industrial and business parks, and town centers.

Just as you invest in your business, Ontario, California invests in its community, which is why our city is the perfect place to start, expand or relocate your business – today and well into the future.