City of Ontario


Population: 173,150
Median Home Value: $362,300
Median Household Income: $56,025

Founded as a Model Colony, based on innovation, planned development, community service and family values, the City of Ontario has become the economic heart of the region. Visit City Website


Key Information

Business Incentives

Whether you’re just starting your company, looking to relocate or planning to expand, Ontario officials know the best way to attract business is by making it easy to do business. The City of Ontario, California has expanded by listening to business’ needs and constantly improving its business environment.

City officials and community leaders work tirelessly to ensure that Ontario stays business-friendly – whether that’s updating outdated infrastructure, investing in workforce development or launching new business initiatives. City officials partner with San Bernardino County and the state of California to pool resources and offer programs for local companies.

Dollar for dollar, the cost of doing business in Ontario is less than Los Angeles and many other Southern California communities. The cost per square foot of Ontario’s commercial, retail, office and industrial space – both leased and purchased – is much lower in comparison to our coastal neighbors.

With more than 100 million square feet of industrial manufacturing and distribution space, Ontario is the hub of industry in the Inland Empire. Ontario International Airport, the 15th busiest airport in the nation measured by air cargo, as well as the City’s ease of access to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, help drive Ontario’s manufacturing and distribution industry.

Mag Instruments Inc. – maker of the renowned Maglite flashlights – is headquartered in Ontario and is one of the City’s major manufacturers and employers. The ICEE Company is also based in Ontario, and Toyota North American Parts Center has chosen Ontario as its home.

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Major Employers

1 Ontario International Airport
2 Safariland
3 Sam's Club Distribution
4 Securitas
5 Target Distribution
6 United Parcel Service (UPS)

City Facts

Ontario has 100 million square feet of space with a vacancy rate of 3.8%

Key City Contacts

Economic Development Director

John Andrews
303 East B Street Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 395-2242

City Manager

Al C. Boling
303 East B Street Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 395-2000

Chamber of Commerce

3200 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite 130
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 984-2458


Paul S. Leon

Mayor Pro Tem

Debra Dorst-Porada

City Council Member

Alan D. Wapner

City Council Member

Jim W. Bowman

City Council Member

Paul Vincent Avila



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