As Mayor of the City of Ontario, Ohio I know that Ontario is a wonderful City with over 6,300 residents. Ontario is located in North Central Ohio, located conveniently between Columbus and Cleveland. US 30 runs through Ontario and U.S 71 is approximately 8 miles away. Ontario is a business friendly community and strives to create incentives for new business. Some of our incentives that we offer are Community Reinvestment Areas and Job Creation Tax Credit. You may check out these incentives on our website.
We have a quality school system along with two phenomenal colleges, a regional branch of The Ohio State University and North Central State College. Ontario has beautiful parks for long walks, play area for the kids, and family gatherings. There are over 600 kids that participate in Ontario Youth Sports at our parks. Ontario has a large retail and restaurant business base. We also offer innovative medical care. Our residents work hard to make Ontario a better place to live. Many of the residents are active in community programs and Ontario Youth Sports.
To help promote new and retain existing business we have the Ontario Growth Corporation. The Ontario Growth Corporation and I work hand in hand to promote Ontario as a great place to open businesses. We also have the Ontario Growth Association which brings many local businesses together once a month to help promote Ontario. The Ontario Growth Association sponsors events throughout the year along with our annual Christmas Tree Lighting, which kicks off the Holiday season.
I care deeply for Ontario, our city has a strong past and I look forward to a promising future.