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.

Governor Tomblin Congratulates Mountwest on $2 Million Grant, Supporting Student Success


November 10, 2014 - Attendance Pays project to improve student attendance, retention and completion rates ...


Governor Tomblin Announces Launch of West Virginia's First 24-Hour Behavioral Health Call Center


November 10, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the launch of West Virginia's first Behavioral Health Referral & Outreach Call Center, a statewide 24-hour call center, providing resources and referral support for those seeking behavioral health services. ...


Governor Tomblin Unveils Final License Plate in West Virginia Wildlife Design Series


November 07, 2014 - Governor encourages West Virginians to support state's wildlife...


Governor Tomblin to Lead Trade Mission To Brazil


November 06, 2014 - Governor Tomblin, West Virginia Development Office to meet with Odebrecht and Braskem officials...


Governor Tomblin Announces Malone to Serve as Director of Policy


October 16, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced Lawrence J. Malone to serve as Director of Policy for the Governor's Office, effective Oct. 27....


Governor Tomblin Announces Launch of Safe at Home Program


October 16, 2014 - Federal program to support, strengthen families across West Virginia...


Gov. Tomblin Announces WV Division of Motor Vehicles to Receive National Digital Government Achievement Award


October 16, 2014 - Award will recognize online vehicle registration renewal service...


Governor and First Lady Tomblin Invite West Virginians to Submit Photos For Military, First Responder Recognition Trees


October 14, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today asked all West Virginians to honor our military men and women and first responders by submitting photos to be showcased on the two recognition trees....


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Following the Passing of Oce Smith


October 14, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued a statement following the passing of Oce Smith, longtime Sergeant-At-Arms for the West Virginia House of Delegates....


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Regarding Same-Sex Marriage in West Virginia


October 09, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement regarding same-sex marriage in West Virginia...


Gov. Tomblin Receives High Marks For Fiscal Responsibility


October 03, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today received high marks for responsibly managing West Virginia's finances in the Cato Institute's "Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors 2014."...


Gov. Tomblin Appoints Tabit to Serve as 13th Judicial Circuit Court Judge


October 03, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of Joanna I. Tabit as Circuit Court Judge for the 13th Judicial Court Circuit serving Kanawha County...


Gov. Tomblin Recognizes Division of Corrections Harvest Now Program


October 03, 2014 - Participating DOC facilities have donated more than 46,000 pounds of fresh produce to local food banks...


Governor Tomblin Named Chairman of Southern States Energy Board


September 30, 2014 - Gov. Tomblin delivers keynote address during annual meeting opening session...


Governor Tomblin Names Pizatella Acting Secretary of Administration


September 30, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced Jason Pizatella will serve as Acting Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Administration. ...


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