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SVA 35th Anniversary Booklet

HISTORICAL RETROSPECT 1985 - 2020  35 Years of Saving Jobs, Investing Responsibly, and Rebuilding Sustainable Communities ...
In Dedication SVA recognizes its founding friends and board members who blazed the path for the work it continues to achie...
How Our Region Came Together...  Started as a small regional initiative, SVA came to fruition in response to the loss of m...
1985 Receiving a  590,000 grant from the Duquesne Light Fund to analyze the feasibility of reopening the LTV Southside Wor...
1989  SVA s signature program, the Strategic Early Warning Network  SEWN , was initially funded by Mayor Sophie Masloff an...
1993 With assistance from Governor Bob Casey   s GAT Regional Director Barbara McNees, PA DCED Deputy Secretary David Wash...
2000  In the late 1990s and early 2000s, SVA created and spun-off the Mon-Valley Regional Development Fund. This project a...
2003 On recommendations from the PA Department of Labor   Industry, the SVA was commissioned to author the United States D...
2006  Our Heartland Network worked with Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and United Steelworkers President Leo   Gerard to...
2009  Commissioned by a  50,000 award from the Heinz Endowments, the Heartland Network produced its second book, Up From W...
2011  With DLI   Corbett Administration sponsorship, the SVA opened its fourth office in Southeast PA. This collaboration ...
2013  The SEWN program celebrated it   s 20th Anniversary celebrating its accomplishment of saving over 19,000 manufacturi...
2015  The PA Department of Labor   Industry committed to increasing the SEWN layoff aversion program budget to a record  1...
2017  SVA received continued support and renewal funding from the PA Department of Labor   Industry for our SEWN program. ...
The High-Wage America project continued with events in Cleveland and Chicago. It culminated in September with an event in ...
2019 In 2019, SVA updated and relaunched their Layoff Aversion Playbook to further amplify the work of the SEWN program. T...
The Next Decade and Beyond The Steel Valley Authority is taking this Emerald Anniversary to celebrate our heritage and pla...