West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

  Office of the Governor News Room

Below you will find a list of recent press releases issued by the Office of the Governor. Click on the title to view the full text of the press release.

Manchin and Tomblin announce additional scientific testing and monitoring of chemicals spilled in Kanawha Valley


July 23, 2014 - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the coordination between federal and state agencies to conduct additional scientific testing of the chemicals spilled from the Freedom Industries plant on January 9, 2014. ...


Gov. Tomblin Announces Formation of Juvenile Task Force


July 18, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the formation of the West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice...


Governor Tomblin Hosts Nationwide Launch of Bon Appetit Appalachia Culinary Map


July 16, 2014 - Guide lists popular culinary offerings throughout Appalachian region...


Governor Tomblin Names Hopkins to Serve as Head of Business and Industrial Development


July 10, 2014 - Hopkins led efforts to attract the shale gas boom, including the state's bid for ethane cracker plant....


'Outside is In' at West Virginia State Parks


July 09, 2014 - Natural beauty, fun and adventure in the great outdoors are some of our state's defining characteristics, bringing us worldwide renown as a terrific place to get away from it all...


Governor Tomblin Urges Congress to Resolve Highway Trust Fund Shortfall


July 07, 2014 - Gov. Tomblin co-signs NGA letter to support reauthorization of federal transportation programs...


Governor Tomblin, Commerce Secretary Burdette Praise Announcement by Range Resources


July 01, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette today issued statements following an announcement from Range Resources that the company has committed to supplying ethane for Project ASCENT. ...


Governor Tomblin Announces WV TAP's Final Report


June 26, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced he has received the final report and associated appendices from the WV Testing Assessment Project (WV TAP)...


Governor Tomblin Announces Changes at Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety


June 26, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced changes at the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety (DMAPS), including the appointment of Stephanie Bond as director of Division of Juvenile Services....


Governor Tomblin Announces Review of West Virginia's Juvenile Justice System


June 18, 2014 - In the near future, Gov. Tomblin will establish the West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare....


First Lady Participates in Female Leadership Assembly at Local Girl Scouts Headquarters


June 06, 2014 - First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today participated in the "To Get Her There" Assembly at the Girl Scout Volunteer Resource Center. ...


Governor Tomblin Announces Fitch Affirms A+ Stable Rating on Lottery, Excess Lottery Revenue Bonds


June 04, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced Fitch Ratings has affirmed its A+ stable rating on two bond issues. ...


First Lady Promotes Summer Reading During Visit to Doddridge County Elementary School


May 28, 2014 - First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today visited Doddridge County Elementary School to read to students and donate books to the school as part of Scholastic's 2014 Summer Reading Challenge....


Gov. Tomblin Announces Queen to Serve as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs


May 23, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced today Robby Queen will serve as the Director of Government Affairs for the Governor's Office, effective June 6. ...


Governor Tomblin Encourages West Virginians to Honor Military Members, Veterans this Memorial Day


May 23, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today encouraged West Virginians to honor the memory of the military men and women who have perished while defending our State and Nation. ...


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