The Middle Monongahela Industrial Development Association, Inc.(MIDA) was formed in 1966 to develop temporary and future plans for the 256 acre site suddenly idled when US Steel shocked the entire Mon Valley with the devastating news that it was permanently closing the historic American Steel & Wire plant. This plant contained the country's largest zinc works and had over 7500 employees from communities throughout the Mon Valley area.

Since its inception, MIDA has created a successful industrial park located in Donora, Pennsylvania, and owns a second park in Speers, PA. Over 40 companies located in the two industrial parks take advantage of the close proximity to major interstates, the rail system, the riverfront, low utilities, and the good quality labor force throughout the Mon Valley region.

MIDA is in the process of developing a third business park, Alta Vista. This 256 acre site sits on I-70 in Washington County at Interchange 32B. All companies located in the park pay no state or local taxes until 2011. The first section of this quality park opened in the Fall of 2002. Alta Vista offers level shovel-ready lots that are serviced by underground utilities and a state of the art technology system.

MIDA provides assistance to companies located in the Mon Valley region in the form of site location, building expansion and low interest rate financing. The Mon Valley region is located in Southwestern Pennsylvania, USA and consists of four counties - Allegheny, Westmoreland, Washington and Fayette Counties. For information on any item listed on this website, please use the following information to contact MIDA:

Lue Ann Pawlick
Executive Director, MIDA
1 Twilight Hollow | P.O. Box 145 | Charleroi, PA 15022
Phone: 724-565-5636 | FAX: 724-565-5642

MIDA administers the Job Creation Assistance Program, available to qualified local businesses.
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Progeny Systems Corporation has signed a lease to be the first business to locate within the newly developed AltaVista Business Park.

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Governor's Action Team

California University of Pennsylvania


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce

Catalyst Connection

P.O. Box 145 | Charleroi, PA 15022 | 724.565.5636 |