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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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, DMV Acting Commissioner Announce New Online Services

April 15, 2014 - Vehicle registration and request a duplicate registration card via DMV online service portal...

Governor Tomblin Proclaims April as National Safe Digging Month

April 14, 2014 - Encourages West Virginians to call 811 before they dig...

Governor Tomblin Orders State Flags Lowered at State Capitol Complex and in Logan County

April 08, 2014 - In honor of Chief George Underwood, Lake Volunteer Fire Department...

First Lady Tomblin Praises Cabell Midland Career Academies After Visit to School Facilities

April 08, 2014 - First Lady Tomblin visits Agriscience, Childcare and Teaching, Health Science and Fine Arts academies at Cabell Midland High School. ...

Governor and First Lady Tomblin Honor Memory of 29 Miners Lost in the UBB Mine Disaster

April 04, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today honored the memory of the 29 miners who lost their lives, four years ago tomorrow, at the Upper Big Branch mine...

Gov. Tomblin Orders State Flags Lowered at State Capitol and In Nicholas County

April 04, 2014 - In honor of former Delegate John W. Shelton...

Gov. Tomblin Announces Departure of Director of Public Policy

April 02, 2014 - Departure of Director of Public Policy Hallie Mason. ...

Gov. Tomblin signs SB 373, the Water Resources Protection Act

April 01, 2014 - Announcement from Governor's Office about Govenor Tomblin signing SB 373....

Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on the Signing of Senate Bill 317

March 26, 2014 - Governor speaks on Senate Bill 317....

Governor Tomblin Highlights the Importance of Preserving West Virginia's History

March 05, 2014 - Governor presents 36 Records Management and Preservation Board grants, 10 Survey and Planning grants ...

State Government Employees to Report on Delayed Schedule

March 03, 2014 - Weather delay for state employees....

State Government Employees Not to Report March 3, 2014

March 03, 2014 - Due to ice and snow accumulations as well as potentially hazardous travel conditions, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has closed state government agencies today, Monday, March 3, 2014...

Governor Tomblin Joins Nation's Governors in Asking President to Reconsider Proposed Cuts to Army National Guard

February 28, 2014 - Governor touts National Guard as an essential state partner in responding to domestic disasters and emergencies...

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