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Ontario's 2012 State of the City to Feature Launch of Airport Campaign Commercial

March 20, 2012 - Ontario, CA

This year's State of the City will feature important information vital to the economic future of the City and region. The City of Ontario will provide an overview of the latest actions taken to regain local control of Ontario Airport (ONT); the area's most important economic and jobs engine. Attendees will be the first to view the City's new Airport Campaign commercial slated for public release after State of the City. Don't miss this important opportunity to hear about the City's "" campaign and how to become involved.

The Ontario State of the City business networking event will be held at the Ontario Convention Center on March 21, 2012. In 2011, the event attracted close to 1,000 business, government and community leaders for a forward-thinking discussion about the City of Ontario.

For 2012, the event theme is "Creating Opportunity. Building Value." In addition to discussing the future of ONT and other important projects in the City, the State of the City will provide an opportunity for City leadership to emphasize its proactive support for business.

Attendees will also hear from economist Christopher Thornberg, founding partner of Beacon Economics, LLC and an expert in the study of regional economies, real estate dynamics, labor markets and business forecasting. He will lead a business discussion on the local and regional economy following the Mayor and Council State of the City presentation.

Dr. Thornberg has established a reputation as one of the state's leading economic forecasters. He is currently chief economic advisor to the California State Controller's Office and serves as Chair of California State Controller John Chiang's Council of Economic Advisors -- the body that advises the state's chief fiscal officer about emerging economic issues.

Ontario remains committed to developing a 'Complete Community' for those who live and work in the City. Companies continue to see Ontario as an attractive long term investment. The City is committed to providing businesses a trained workforce, lifestyle amenities, and a variety of housing choices.

For more information and to register, go to

About The City of Ontario: The City of Ontario in Southern California 'Thinks like a Business.' Located just 35 miles from Los Angeles, Ontario is uniquely positioned as an important "economic engine." Ontario is home to Ontario International Airport, and an incomparable transportation system of three major freeways and two railroads that provide access to the region, the nation and the globe. With a highly skilled local talent base and lower cost space than coastal counties, Ontario, California is the place to do business. For more information, visit

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Jacob Green


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