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

We need your help to expand this site. We are creating a local directory of local businesses, shops, restaurants, sites and anything else you would like to feature in the Mon Valley.  Send your listing via the form below.

    Carroll Township receives new low-emission police vehicle

    Funding for the vehicles comes from a Penn Environment air quality settlement

    Left to Right: Ben Brown, CEO, Mon Valley Alliance; Ken Hillman, Gary Lenzi, Thomas Rapp, Carroll Township Supervisors; Paul Brand, Carroll Township Chief of Police.

    Carroll Township, PA, April 13th, 2021Carroll Township has a new clean, low-emission Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicle serving the citizens of the community, thanks to a grant from ...

    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.

    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 ...

    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

    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.