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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    MVAF donates $9,603 to Dunlevy Borough for completion of the new Walnut Street Extension and Rail Road Crossing

    Left to Right: Ben Brown, CEO Mon Valley Alliance Foundation; J. Ross Landman, Mayor, Borough of Dunlevy; Becky Hammond, President of Council, Borough of Dunlevy; Dana Landman, Vice President of Council, Borough of Dunlevy; Mike Deenihan, Councilmember, Borough of Dunlevy; John LaCarte, Vice Chairman Mon Valley Alliance Foundation.

    The Mon Valley Alliance Foundation recently awarded the Borough of Dunlevy a Community Development Grant of $9,603.00 for competition of the new ...

    Mon Valley Business Resource Center is launched in Monongahela, PA

    The Mon Valley Alliance Foundation, in conjunction with Community Bank and the Washington County Community Foundation have announced the creation of the Mon Valley Business Resource Center.

    The BRC will provide a modern, functional space in the Mon Valley Region for businesses to engage with nonprofit, educational and government services providers, serving as a central hub for new business development, ongoing training, support, and incubation for new and growing businesses in the Region, as well as hosting the offices for the MVA & MVAF.

    Located in the heart of downtown ...

    Komatsu Mining Corp Global Distribution Center complete in Alta Vista Industrial Park, Bentleyville, PA

    Congratulations to SunCap Property Group for the completion of a new, world class facility in the Alta Vista Industrial Park. This project was a great partnership to bring economic development to Southwest Pennsylvania!

    MVA Celebrates 5 years of Economic and Community Development

    With representatives from Washington, Greene, Fayette, and Westmoreland Counties coming together with our State elected officials, business leaders and other regional partners, we gathered to celebrate our 5 year anniversary and announce additional development in the Mon Valley Region. Lets keep building our future together!

    Read the Mon Valley Independent Article here: MVI_2021_09_23