West Allis, city (1990 pop. 63,221), Milwaukee co., SE Wis., a residential and industrial suburb of Milwaukee; inc. 1902. It is a banking center, and there is food processing and the manufacture of motor vehicles, tools, and machines. The Wisconsin state fair and international speed skating and auto races are held there.
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