From the moment a business idea is born to the ribbon cutting and grand opening, the path to business success is exciting and unique to each entrepreneur. The Economic Development team at the City of West Allis along with our many partners can lead you in the right direction.
We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your dream for your business. We're eager to work with you to bring your vision to life and will work closely with you to identify the solutions - from site sourcing to financing and beyond - that work best for your individual entrepreneurial journey. We value your investment in West Allis and are grateful for the opportunity to work along side you to build your success.
Schedule a meeting with us to learn how the City of West Allis can help make your business dream a reality. No matter where you are in the process, we can help guide you to the next steps.
Individuals interested in starting or expanding a small business in West Allis can receive assistance through the Start Smart Program offered by Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corp. (WWBIC). Take your concept from idea to reality through the rights steps of starting a business. The technical assistance and classes provided by WWBIC address legal and financial issues, staffing, accounting, record-keeping, marketing, etc. In addition, individual counseling and coaching will help to complete the business plan and prepare to request financing from banks, investors and/or public institutions.
- Check Zoning and Building Permit requirements in the Building Inspection and Zoning Department
- Learn about Occupancy Permits in the Building Inspection and Zoning Department
- Learn about Business License requirements in the Clerk's Office
- Submit plans for Site, Landscaping, Architectural review and Signage
- Additional Business Resources