We are proud to call the Mon Valley home.

The Monongahela is formed by the confluence of the West Fork River and its “East Fork”—the Tygart Valley River—at Fairmont, West Virginia. The river is navigable its entire length with a series of locks and dams that maintain a minimum depth of 9 feet (2.7 m) to accommodate barges. In Pennsylvania, the Monongahela is met by two major tributaries: the Cheat River, which joins at Point Marion, and the Youghiogheny River, which joins at McKeesport.

MVA serves the Mid-Mon Valley, roughly defined as Elizabeth to Brownsville (North/South) and Smithton to Bentleyville (East/West). The communities that make up this area have a strong manufacturing heritage and though many communities have seen a decline in population, the area is still 100,000 people strong.

The area is also host to a variety of recreational activities, including:

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking and Biking
  • Swimming
  • Parks
  • Bowling
  • Music Concerts

The area is also home to many historical sites, including:

  • The Whiskey Rebellion
  • Donora Smog Event
  • Native American History
  • And more

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    Mon Valley Alliance Foundation donates $5,000 in area restaurant gift cards to local first responders.

    Left to Right: West Brownsville Fire Dept Chief Todd King, Daphne and MVA Office Manager Kelly Jo Ellin

    Charleroi, PA, March 23rd, 2021 – The Mon Valley Alliance Foundation recently received a $5,000 donation from the N. David and Janet M. Campbell Family Foundation to support local restaurants and community first responders.

    The funds were used to purchase 250 gift cards from multiple, locally owned, Mon Valley ...

    Enterprise Zone Tax Credit Applications Open – March 29

    The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has announced that it will begin accepting applications for the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), which is also the program for Enterprise Zone Tax Credits.

    Applications will be accepted from March 29 – May 28.

    Please visit our REZ Page for more information or contact Jamie Colecchi to discuss the program and your planned investment to see if the program is a match to your business.

    $10,549 Awarded to Dunlevy Borough for Highway Access and Rail Crossing

    The Mon Valley Alliance Foundation, with support from the First Energy Foundation, recently awarded $2,500 to California Borough, Donora Borough and North Charleroi Borough.

    In Memoriam, Bill Lee, MVA Board Member, Speers, PA.

    Bill Lee

    On Dec. 18, 2020, William “Bill” Lee lost his fierce battle with the evils of COVID-19 at the age of 75. By his side were the Medical ICU warriors at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. His family held his hands until his Army of Angels came to take him home to heaven.

    Bill was a lifetime resident of his beloved Charleroi, living for the last 43 years on Davidson Drive in Speers. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 53 ...

    New 35,000 sf industrial facility available for lease

    Construction started on new facility in Alta Vista Industrial Park

    Architectural Rendering

    Bentleyville, PA, January 12, 2021 – Construction has started on a new industrial building in Alta Vista Industrial Park located in Fallowfield Township, PA.

    The new building, located on Lot 10A in Phase 2 of the Park, is designed as a flexible industrial space with 30,000 sf of manufacturing/production/lab space and 5,000 ...

    Mon Valley Alliance Welcomes Komatsu Mining Corp to Alta Vista Business Park

    The Mon Valley Alliance has sold Lot 11A in Alta Vista Business Park for development of Komatsu Mining Corp's 250,000 square foot global distribution center.

    Opportunity Zone Lot for sale/build to suit

    138 McKean Ave, Charleroi, PA 15022 is a 6,600 sf vacant lot available for sale or build to suit.

    More information here: 138 McKean Ave

    COVID-19: Business Assistance Programs

    COVID-19 UPDATE: In this time of change and uncertainty, we are working to identify resources for our business community. Federal, State and local programs are being announced daily and we are compiling all of the information into a single resource page.

    DCNR awards $157,250 to continue development on Charleroi Riverfront Park

    The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced a grant award of $157,250 to the Mon Valley Alliance Foundation (MVAF), formerly the Mon Valley Progress Council, to continue development on the Charleroi Riverfront Park project.