The City of Montclair occupies a power position between Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire. Set squarely between the Interstates 10 and 210 travel corridor, Montclair benefits from both the dynamic business environment of Los Angeles and the fast-growing markets of the Inland Empire. This premier location is the foundation for Montclair’s established position as a retail and business powerhouse and regional retail leader.
Through the strong, working partnership of the City of Montclair and the Montclair Chamber of Commerce, both have worked to ensure the continuing success of the business community. The City’s economic strength is tied to its broad array of business and industrial sectors and a popular mix of regional and independent retailers that draw a wide consumer base which has greatly benefited this community.
The economic development activities of the city are designed to generate jobs and stimulate business investment in the community. Working to create a balance between expanding the economic job base and creating housing opportunities will help to ensure the growth of the city. The City’s Redevelopment Agency/Chamber of Commerce team work toward attracting new or expanding businesses and assist business through a number of services.
Montclair’s strong trade area is competitive: strong demographics with a large population base, high incomes, an educated, diverse workforce, and continued population and housing growth. Montclair’s successful, prosperous and growing retail base has provided the City with an increase of 37% to $1.4 billion in taxable retail sales since 2000.