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Ontario Economic Development
Community Development Building, 458 SW 3rd Street, Ontario, OR 97914
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on weekends & Holidays
Dan Cummings
Community Development Director
Office: (541) 881-3222
Fax:    (541) 881-3251  

Email:  dan.cummings@ontariooregon.org 
The Economic Development Director is responsible for the economic development of the city through the promotion of desirable business growth with expansion, retention, and attraction.  The Director serves as a conduit between the commercial economic interest in Ontario and the municipal government, by encouraging economic well-being and expansion of existing businesses, responsibly assisting in developing new properties and businesses, all while maintaining the quality of life within the City of Ontario.

Economic Development Statement

The City of Ontario's Economic Development Department is here to assist with:

  • Supporting a diverse economy to provide family jobs, employment for youth, and a positive environment for business creation.
  • Recognizing value-added processing that contributes positively to economic well-being in all areas of production.
  • Viewing agriculture as a crucial segment of the economy, utilizing both traditional production and alternative methods in support of a strong industry.
  • Encouraging local financial institution and private investor collaboration and utilizing government economic development programs to promote small business growth, while supporting sustainable operations.
  • Building a flourishing, low-impact tourism collaboration to support the success of local businesses in the lodging, retail, and restaurants industries.


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