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Business and Industry

Pomona’s leaders have a lot of great ideas for the City and its future. They’ve developed those ideas through a series of community-wide visioning exercises, and enumerated them in updates to the City’s General Plan and a Downtown Specific Plan. As a result, Pomona has made significant progress in a host of areas, including: • Street and highway improvements

• Commercial, retail, industrial and residential development

• Revitalization efforts, both downtown and in the City’s residential neighborhoods

• Public Safety

• Employment and educational opportunities

• Redefined land-use strategies

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Pomona’s residents are diverse, upwardly mobile, and hard-working — a community that’s eager to make the most of every opportunity. Our population, now over 160,000, includes nearly 40,000 households. This translates into a tremendous need for goods and services. Pomona’s population density means great consumer buying demand. Pomona residents value education — 18% of our adults 25 and older hold college degrees, and another 18.3% have attended college. They’re enrolling in increasing numbers at the City’s educational institutions including California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Western University of Health Sciences, Cal Poly’s Center for Training, Technology & Incubation, and DeVry University. Where do Pomona residents work?

• 24.56% in sales or office occupations
• 24.26% in production, transportation or material moving
• Over 22% hold management or professional positions
• Approximately 17% are in service-sector jobs
• 0.43% in farming, fishing and forestry
• 11.3% in Construction, Extraction and Maintenance

business developments

Recent new business developments include the Mission Promenade — a multi-million dollar, mixed use development that combines office and retail space with residential units in a three-story urban village environment; The newly renovated Pomona’s historic Fox Theatre — a landmark ideal for public entertainment, performing arts, and recreational activities; and Ranch Plaza — a large retail and dining development in the southwest area of our City, anchored by Walmart and Winco Foods.

Pomona is ahead of the curve when it comes to crime reduction efforts in Southern California. We’ve recorded a 44% decline in crime over the past decade — better than the 39% drop registered in L.A. County and statewide. Life is safer and better in Pomona today, because our citizens are part of the solution. Pomona residents participate actively in the National We Tip Hotline, reporting suspicious activity. Our citizens are actively involved in our quickly expanding Neighborhood Watch program, helping to keep our neighborhoods safe for all.

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