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.
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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.
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Education

Welcome to the West Virginia education portal. 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Limited Bear Firearms Season Permit Applications Now Available


July 23, 2014 - Applications are now available for permits for the limited bear firearms season this fall in West Virginia....More...

Gov. Tomblin names new head of WV State Park System, DNR Law Enforcement Chief


July 23, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today named Sam England as the chief of the Parks and Recreation section and Jerry Jenkins as the chief of the Law Enforcement section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources....More...

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. ...More...

WVDA Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Program Expanding


July 22, 2014 - Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick has announced that the West Virginia Department of Agriculture's (WVDA) Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Program has expanded to include all counties currently infested with HWA...More...

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. ...More...

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...More...

Governor Tomblin Hosts Nationwide Launch of Bon Appetit Appalachia Culinary Map


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

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