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.

  WV.gov News Center

The WV.gov News Center is your source for the latest news released from all government agencies including executive, legislative, judicial and constitutional offices. You can browse the most recent releases below or search for additional news by agency or topic.

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Snow making underway at Canaan Valley Resort State Park


November 14, 2014 - Ski and tubing slopes got their first snow Nov. 7 as resort employees began the layering process of building a snow base for winter sport at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis....


Physical Agility Tests for West Virginia Natural Resources


November 13, 2014 - Police Officer candidates Dec. 5 or Dec. 6, 2014...


Report hunting and fishing law violations to West Virginia DNR


November 13, 2014 - It’s easy to report hunting or fishing law violations in West Virginia, and those reports are helpful in protecting the state’s wildlife...


Trees of Our Heritage – Holiday Open House at Blennerhassett Museum Nov. 16


November 13, 2014 - The Blennerhassett Museum’s Holiday Open House, featuring the popular annual Trees of Our Heritage exhibit, is Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, 1-3 p.m. ...


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. ...


Public meeting to determine interest in West Virginia elk restoration Nov. 13


November 07, 2014 - A meeting to help determine public interest in the restoration of elk to West Virginia has been scheduled for Nov. 13, 2014, 7 p.m., at Chief Logan Lodge in Logan County....


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...


First Day Hikes at West Virginia State Parks in 2015 -Resolve to get outdoors


November 06, 2014 - It’s not too early to think about New Year’s resolutions, and a good one would be to get outdoors more often....


West Virginia DNR Law Enforcement Section offers tree stand safety tips


November 06, 2014 - November is a big month for hunters, and the Division of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters that safety is the most important part of a successful season. ...


WVU Extension Helps Farmers and Producers Grow Food Businesses


November 06, 2014 - West Virginia University Extension Service is hosting a Food for Profit workshop on Nov. 19 at its Kanawha County office on 4700 MacCorkle Ave. in Charleston...


State Certificate Program Recognizes Ag Education Achievements


November 06, 2014 - A growing consumer demand for locally produced foods is creating a job market for West Virginia workers in dozens of fields, and state officials have started a program that will help recent graduates and business owners....


A cappella trio Bare Bones to perform at Twin Falls Resort Nov. 8


November 03, 2014 - An evening with dinner and great music by a cappella trio Bare Bones is planned at Twin Falls Resort State Park Nov. 8....


West Virginia State Parks are Something Special


October 31, 2014 - It’s the time of year for holiday and Christmas gift ideas and West Virginia’s state parks “Something Extra” program returns...


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