The Mid Mon Valley Intergovernmental Cooperative focuses on ways to promote cooperative action as well as regional strategies in the delivery of municipal services. The Cooperative is comprised of member local governments in the Mid Mon Valley. Meetings are held bi-monthly. Major initiative include working with the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) on multi-municipal peer review projects to review and provide advice improving local services. The Cooperative also supports capacity building forums that bring together local government staff for training programs. A Progress Council consultant, PA Futures, advises on 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.
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