Commerce and industry remain strong in West Allis and West Milwaukee. A strategic location in the Milwaukee metro area has resulted in unmatched accessibility. West Allis and West Milwaukee have direct access to a valuable transportation network of highways and rail lines, an international airport and a well-equipped regional port. The advantage of location is joined by such further assets as a strong workforce, excellent business resources and a dynamic economic climate characterized by a mix of small businesses, large corporations and industrial companies.
West Allis and West Milwaukee businesses are well-supported by local municipalities and an array of business-oriented organizations, including the Downtown West Allis Business Improvement District, the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation and the West Allis/West Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, to name a few. The Chamber is a strong advocate for local businesses and the community it serves. More than 400 businesses currently make up its membership – all of which enjoy such benefits as networking events, educational seminars, marketing opportunities, government advocacy and many more benefits.
The area has taken great lengths in recent years to enhance existing commercial and industrial business corridors. Notable efforts are seen from Summit Place Office Complex to the Renaissance Faire to the central business district and in various neighborhood commercial intersections, which continue to experience upgrades thanks to an array of federal, state and local incentive programs. These financial programs encourage property transformations, business expansion, and ultimately business creation in the West Allis and West Milwaukee communities. With investments such as these, there is no doubt that the already healthy local economy will continue to thrive today and well into the future.