The City of Monessen is a former steel city of 7,600 people, and sits south of Pittsburgh, PA. It shares a rich history in the region, and once housed numerous industries, and was visited by notable people such as Presidents Kennedy, Taft, Truman, and Harding. Monessen's Downtown should be chosen in order to help give an added boost to the revitalization of the Downtown district. While there are many vacant buildings, the Downtown also boasts numerous local shops and restaurants, a museum, a new public safety building, a large modernized library with children's programming, as well as an associate's school: Douglas Education Center, which houses the Tom Savini Special Effects Film Makeup Program and the George Romero Filmmaking Program. Also in the downtown is a plant owned and operated by Arcelor Mittal, the world's largest steel producer. Monessen's downtown sits along a river, and a state route runs through the district. An average of 2000 cars per day drives through downtown Monessen. If selected, MCDC will leverage funds with local foundations, in order to create a facade improvement program for small business owners in the downtown district, as well as a marketing campaign in order to boost downtown business and to promote available properties, for development.