The Mon Valley Alliance exists to help our communities grow and prosper.

Our Mission

MVA’s mission is to be the leading advocacy organization promoting and marketing economic, community and workforce development in the mid-Mon Valley communities.

Our Vision

The mid-Mon Valley stands at a crossroads for renewal. We, as a region, must seize the opportunities that lie before us, by working in cooperation.

As southwestern Pennsylvania’s economy continues to grow and diversify, we in the Mon Valley need to prepare our workforce to participate in this rebirth.

The merger of the Mon Valley Progress Council and the Middle Monongahela Industrial Development Association provides our region with the chance to expand our services and align with other regional agencies to do much more than transportation advocacy and real estate development.

We look forward to working together to improve the current economic distress, remove blight, improve community health and promote more effective local government cooperation.

Our History

Even though the Mon Valley Alliance (MVA) is a new name in the Mon Valley, we have a long, rich history of service to the Mid Mon Valley communities. In April 2016, the MVA was formed through the consolidation of two 50 year old economic development organizations, the Mon Valley Progress Council (MVPC) and the Middle Monongahela Industrial Development Association (MMIDA).

MVPC was formed in 1965 by a group of local businessmen as a response the sudden collapse of the local steel industry which left many in Mon Valley without jobs. A year later, MVPC spun off MMIDA to foster the development of industrial parks in the region to attract new business, while MVPC remained to focus on improvement of transportation access to the Mon Valley and support existing and new business with a variety of financial and operational support programs

Nearly two years prior to the official consolidation, the two organizations began discussions about how we could jointly provide a greater impact on improvement of the quality of life in the Mon Valley. As a result of these discussions, and with a significant amount of planning, the organizations voted to combine operational resources and to be led by a common, invigorated board. While we are seamlessly continuing existing projects of the two originating entities, we are branching into new directions that will hopefully result in near term positive impacts on economic development in the Mon Valley.

    First Annual Gathering

    The Mon Valley Alliance (MVA), announced that it will hold its first annual gathering on September 27th at Vinoski Winery, 333 Castle Drive in Belle Vernon.

    The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and includes light refreshments and wine tastings. In addition, Vinoski will be offering tours of the winery. Tickets are $75.00 per person and can be purchased with a credit card online or by check by calling the Alliance at 724-565-5638

    Introducing Mon Valleyopoly

    Want to own an important part of the Mid-Mon Valley?

    The Mon Valley Alliance plans to give area residents that opportunity – at least the feeling of that opportunity – by making available Mon Valleyopoly, a custom-made board game patterned after the iconic family-oriented board game with a similar-sounding name.

    The game, which will be available locally for the Christmas shopping season, will allow players to purchase “deeds” to many businesses within the economic development agency’s focused area, which includes Belle Vernon, Bentleyville, Brownsville, California, Charleroi, Donora, Fallowfield, Elizabeth, Monessen, Monongahela, North Belle Vernon, Rostraver and surrounding communities.

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    Choose Your Impact with Community Development Funds

    MVA has created four new community development funds to help support and start new projects that strengthen the community and benefit the region: Mon Valley Community Development Fund, Workforce Readiness Fund, Startup Incubation Fund and the Historical Preservation Fund.

    Mon Valley Alliance elects three to serve on Board

    The Mon Valley Alliance (MVA) announced today the election of additional community leaders, filling three of the final five positions of its fifteen-member Board of Directors.

     

    Mon Valley Alliance recommended for Local Share Account award

    The Mon Valley Alliance (MVA) announced today that the Local Share Account Review Board has recommended an award of $252,000 to support the Charleroi Renaissance Phase 1 project, which would demolish the former Charleroi Football Stadium and prepare the site for a riverfront park.