The Steel Valley Authority (SVA) is a governmental authority defending and rebuilding manufacturing jobs throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. SVA supports workers and their families, small manufacturers, and communities through a number of programs:
The SEWN program provides direct technical assistance to manufacturers in need of support.
The LATTE program helps states develop their own job saving efforts like SEWN through best
practices and technical assistance.
Heartland Capital Strategies promotes responsible investing through the power of workers capital.
Starting as a small, regional initiative responding to the dramatic loss of local manufacturing jobs around Pittsburgh and the Mon Valley, 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. Building on our success, SVA has established locations in Harrisburg, Bethlehem, Bristol and Erie.
SVA owes a special thanks to our sponsors:
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
Allegheny County Department of Economic Development
City of Pittsburgh and City Council Member Bill Peduto
Senator Jay Costa and Representative Marc Gergely and the PA DCED
AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) and the United Steelworkers (USW)
Our Annual Report
View our last annual report for 2017-18