Ontario strives to create a business-friendly environment for both existing and new businesses.  Regardless if your business is manufacturing, medical, energy, service or retail oriented, the area offers unique advantages to benefit your business.  Ontario thrives as the retail center of Richland County and draws regionally from a 5 county area.  Ontario is located conveniently between Columbus and Cleveland, offering several main routes in and out of the city to offer convenient access regardless of the direction you need to travel.  Ontario also sits conveniently located to take advantage of 3 major airports: Cleveland, Columbus, and Akron-Canton.

Let us help connect you to:

  • City and Regional Business Development experts and the Mayor of Ontario
  • Commercial real estate companies to assist your property and facility search
  • Statewide resources  
  • Forms, regulations, and other critical information to help with your planning and decision making
  • Current Business Owner referrals so you can personally learn about the business community of Ontario and Richland County.

This section of our website continues to evolve as the needs of new and existing businesses change.  Check back often for new additions and tools. We are always interested in your feedback as a business owner to enhance the section. The “Links” page of this site will also assist you with information available through our community organizations.