Route Information: May 18, 2017 - Men's Stage 5 Start
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 Southern California.
Understanding Ontario’s rich history, the Ontario City Council has committed to maintaining Ontario’s leadership role in the Inland Empire by continuing to invest in the growth and evolution of the City’s economy, while providing a balance of jobs, housing, and educational and recreational opportunities for both the residents and businesses of the community.
Today, Ontario is a growing city with more than 170,000 residents in one of the largest and fastest growing counties in the nation. The City prides itself in being the global gateway in Southern California with 3.8 million square feet of office and industrial space under development. Ontario is set to nearly double its population in the next 20 years with the addition of Ontario Ranch, a new master-planned community that offers upscale residential neighborhoods, and family-friendly recreational activities. City officials are in the process of adding nearly 50,000 housing units in the area as well as creating one of the first “gigabit” communities in Southern California.
Ontario has a strong pro-business environment and continues to be the hottest industrial real estate market in Southern California. Developers have found that sites in Ontario offer the best combination of highly-valued attributes including efficient infrastructure, modern amenities and a technology and logistics-proficient labor force. Every day, companies in the retail, technology, manufacturing and distribution sectors choose Ontario as their base of operations. QVC, Inc.; Mag Instruments, Inc.; Toyota North America; Nordstrom; and U-line are just a few of the many companies that have chosen to invest in Ontario.
Complementing its business and residential core, Ontario dazzles with its amenities such as the Ontario Convention Center, Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario Mills Mall, and the Ontario International Airport.
Ontario is also the apex of three major freeways, making access to other popular Southern California attractions within reach. Within an hour drive from Ontario are mountain ski resorts, fresh-water fishing lakes, Pacific beaches, wineries, day spas, desert cities, world-class golfing, Disneyland and Hollywood; truly making Ontario the center of it all!
Ontario’s Mayor and City Council are proud to host the Amgen Tour of California and welcome all cyclists and visitors to our wonderful community. To learn more about the City of Ontario, visit www.ontarioca.gov.