Located in San Bernardino County, the city of Fontana was originally established during the year 1913. Ever since that time the city has grown to a population of 190,356 residents. Interstate 20 and State Route 210 intersect the city from east to west, while Interstate 15 passes diagonally through the northwest part of the city. The cities economy was primarily rural until World War II, When Henry J. Kaiser constructed a big steel mill within the city. This has ever since been replaced with the Auto Club Speedway.
Fontana is currently home to the largest library within San Bernardino County. It has numerous amenities and attractions that appeal to residents and tourists alike. There is a renovated historic theatre where live shows are played, together with a gorgeous city park and the Auto Club Speedway. Fontana is the home to the Fontana Days Half Marathon and 5K run, which is the fastest half marathon course in the world.
The cities financial system is mainly industrial, together with a focus on the trucking trade. There are several truck dealerships, along with other big, industrial equipment sale centers littered throughout the city. There are lots of centers, such as Target, Sears, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota, that distribute their products. Salvage yards are quite common here, along with small car dealerships. Retail is likewise very popular within the city. There are two main shopping centers in the city, with Palm Court in the south end of the city and Summit Heights Gateway/Falcon Ridge Town Centre in the north. "Miracle Mile" is part of a commercial strip zone that lies along the 210 freeway in between Sierra and Citrus Avenues. Fontana Auto Center has two major dealerships within this zone.
Even though it is located outside the city limits, the Auto Club Speedway is a major driver of economic activity within the region. There are tens of thousands of fans who converge here for approximately three or four days a year, to watch the races. For these few days, the businesses in Fontana thrive.