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Started as a small, regional initiative responding to the dramatic loss of the steel industry impacting Pittsburgh and the Mon Valley, the Steel Valley Authority (SVA) has evolved into a nationally acclaimed leader in layoff aversion.

SVA drives both new economic policy and innovative programs to effectively save and create manufacturing jobs across the United States. 

For more than three decades, the SVA has contributed to stable communities by saving nearly 30,000 productive economy jobs. SVA supports workers and their families, small manufacturers, and communities through a number of programs including: 

The Strategic Early Warning Network (SEWN) program ​​​provides direct technical assistance to manufacturers in need of support. Building on our success, SVA has established locations in Harrisburg, Bethlehem, Bristol and Erie.

Our Layoff Aversion Training & Technical Expertise (LATTE) program helps states develop their own job saving efforts similar to SEWN through best practices and hands-on application.

Heartland Capital Strategies ​(HCS) promotes responsible investing through the power of workers capital. HCS is also co-host of the Labor Capital Strategies Fellowship at Georgetown University.


SVA owes a special thanks to our sponsors: 

  • Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

  • Our Heartland Sponsorship Network


View our current Impact Report


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