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.  

Our Sponsors

SVA owes a special thanks to our sponsors: 

  • Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

  • Heinz Endowments

  • 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



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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