The Department of Development actively works to enhance the community by expanding the tax base, attracting employment opportunities and improving the quality of life for its citizens. West Allis has become a leader in development in the metro-Milwaukee area by focusing on community growth through the redevelopment of older industrial properties and re-energizing neighborhoods with sound planning and housing programs. The Department also administers Economic Development programs that assist start-up and business expansions.
West Allis: Business First
Are you looking to open a business in West Allis? The City of West Allis has prepared a comprehensive Guide to Starting Your Business in the City of West Allis. This document outlines the potential steps and provides guidance to new or expanding businesses. As always, if you have any questions - Come In, We're Open!
You can also apply for your Business Occupancy Permit online.
The Department of Development administers:
- City Planning & Zoning
- Community Development
- Economic Development
- Redevelopment and Tax Incremental Financing (TIF)
- Historic Preservation
- First-Ring Industrial Redevelopment Enterprise (FIRE)
The Department of Development provides staff support for the: