Steel Valley Authority is the

nationally recognized leader in

layoff aversion, responsible investment

and innovative economic policy.

Explore our programs below.

The SVA contributes to stable communities and renewed prosperity by saving and creating skilled and sustainable manufacturing and productive economy jobs through layoff aversion, responsible capital investment policy and building sustainable communities.

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The Strategic Early Warning Network (SEWN) supports Pennsylvania manufacturers by providing layoff aversion services to help them grow and prosper.

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Layoff Aversion Training & Technical Expertise (LATTE) offers training to states who want to establish job saving programs like SEWN to support their own regional manufacturing sector. 

Heartland promotes responsible investing to rebuild the built environment, renew the industrial commons, grow the clean economy, make the boss more accountable & educate a new generation.


The Steel Valley Authority (SVA), headquartered in Pittsburgh, with four other offices across Pennsylvania, stands out as a comparatively small organization that works to avert layoffs, save jobs and strengthen communities dependent on the manufactur...

January 23, 2020

SEWN was engaged by a western Pennsylvania tool & die shop that had lost a significant customer and in fact had an operating loss almost ½ million dollars.  Initially the company had requested assistance in increasing sales and lead generation. The C...

The Strategic Early Warning Network or SEWN chose its name because of the recognized need for early intervention to increase the likelihood of a successful turnaround.

There are four stages of distress recognized in the turnaround world: Early, Middle...

In October 2019, the SVA hosted a visit from Nik Engineer (Executive Lead-North America (Interim)/Executive Lead-Business) of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF). This meeting resulted from outreach on the topic of circular economy efforts in Europe...

New federal overtime rules to go in effect Jan. 1, 2020. While this change does not impact the Pennsylvania minimum wage (yet), it will allow 61,000 more workers to be eligible for overtime. The new federal overtime regulations apply to hours employe...

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SVA Impact Report


Updated as of 2018

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Main Office

1112 S. Braddock St., Suite 300   

Swissvale, PA  15218
Phone:  412-342-0534 
Fax:      412-342-0538

For general inquiries:

For manufacturers:

 If you are a manufacturer seeking a business consultation with SEWN staff, call us at 1-866-SVA-8832 or complete our Contact Form.


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