City of Fontana - Commercial Real Estate

Fontana's current economy is driven largely by industrial uses, particularly trucking-based industries. The city is home to several truck dealerships, and other industrial equipment sales centers, and, like its neighbors Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga, many product distribution centers for such companies as ToyotaTargetSearsMercedes-BenzSouthern California EdisonHome Shopping Network, and Avery Dennison

The city is also home to numerous small manufacturers of building materials and other locally-used products, and many small auto dealerships and salvage yards. Fontana's economy has also heavily encouraged, at least until such activities had been somewhat hampered by the Subprime mortgage crisis, the planning, developing and construction of new housing tracts.

The city also has numerous local shopping centers, such as the Summit Heights Gateway/Falcon Ridge Town Center at the north end of the city, and Palm Court in the southern section. The city also features commercial strip zoning along several of its major avenues and boulevards, such as the "Miracle Mile" Straddling the 210 Freeway between Citrus and Sierra Avenues. The official Fontana Auto Center is part of that zone, with two major dealerships already in place. (1)

According to the City's 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

#Employer# of Employees
1Kaiser Permanente6,000
2Fontana Unified School District4,584
3City of Fontana1,037
6Ameron International200
7Schneider National292
10Universal Truss250

Possibly the city's largest economic engine, however, is the Auto Club Speedway. Although technically not within the city limits, the speedway brings tens of thousands of racing fans and dozens of teams to the region for a few days each year, which can be a major boon for local restaurants, motels, hotels, and auto service stations.

(1) This information has been provided by wikipedia:,_California

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