The Smart Government Initiative focuses on ways to promote cooperative action as well as regional strategies in the delivery of municipal services. The Progress Council has partnered with the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs to research and propose models for a more regional approach in the delivery of local government services. A Progress Council consultant, PA Futures, is advising implementation strategies. Please click on the logo below to learn more about this initiative.
The Mid Mon Valley Regional Enterprise Zone (MMVREZ) is a nine community regional enterprise zone approved under the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Enterprise Zone program. The MMVREZ provides targeted state assistance including low interest loans and tax credits to expanding firms in target areas of participating communities and is directed by a 25 member board comprised of participating communities. Please click on the logo below to learn more about the Mid Mon Valley Regional Enterprise Zone.
The Mon Valley Progress Council was founded in 1965 by Mid Mon Valley business leaders who saw the need for regionally based actions to address the closure of the USS Donora Works and related economic challenges.
In the ensuing years, the Council formed the Middle Monongahela Valley Industrial Development Association to redevelop the Donora site, has undertaken a broad array of economic development initiatives, and continues to lead regional efforts to advance projects such as the Mon Valley/ Fayette Expressway and Southern Beltway.
The Progress Council’s 48th annual dinner featured a welcome to the new owner of the Monessen coke works, ArcelorMittal, and presentation of “Join in Progress” awards and the Allison Maxwell Award for outstanding community leadership
Proposed State Senate transportation legislation provides hope for additional Expressway funding and the Progress Council has partnered with the Construction Legislative Council of Western PA to broaden support for the legislation