Ontario, California is located in San Bernardino County. The population of the city is over 170,000 residents. The Los Angeles Ontario International Airport is located in the city of Ontario. The name of the city is derived from the Ontario Model Colony that was established 1882 by George Chaffey and William Chaffey who named it after their home Ontario, Canada.
To the early economy of Ontario was primarily focused on agriculture. Remaining as a reminder of the citrus era is the Sunkist plant.
1891 was the year Ontario became incorporated and the growth of the population increased 10 times in 50 years after the inception of the city. People came to work the fields of the agricultural community and many of the new settlers were diverse in race and culture.
Ontario is partly a manufacturing industry city and its most noticeable corporation is Maglite. But most of the economy of the city is based around service industries and warehousing.
Providence Christian College and the University of La Verne are two local colleges based in Ontario, California. The University of La Verne is a College of Law and PCC is a Christian-based liberal arts school. Ontario is also home to the satellite campuses of Chapman University and Chaffey College.
The city plans to develop a mixed-use area where the dairy farms of southern Ontario currently reside. This development will feature industrial and business parks, a town center and residential homes.
Look up local listings in the business directory of ChamberofCommerce.com. Use the yellowpages of California to find businesses located in other cities.
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