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.

 Using Your Browser to Resize the Text on This Website

WV.gov has gone to great lengths to see that our website will allow visitors to size the text in a web browser to meet their personal needs. In the event you would like to further adjust your font size please refer to the instructions below for your specific web browser.

Resizing Browser Fonts

Internet Explorer

In the menu at the top of your browser window labeled 'View' there is an item labeled 'Text Size', which opens a sub-menu. This sub-menu should have the items 'Largest', 'Larger', 'Medium', 'Smaller', and 'Smallest'. One of these items should be marked; this is your current font size. Selecting a higher font size will make the letters on the website larger (and possibly easier to read), while a lower font size will make the letters smaller, letting you see more of the web page at once.

Chrome

At the top of your browser window, select the menu icon (Customize and Control Google Chrome). Within the dropdown, there is the item 'Zoom'. Press the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the page zoom. Alternately, you can hold down the keyboard key labeled 'Ctrl' and press the keys '+' or '-' to increase or decrease the page zoom, respectively.

Firefox 

In the menu at the top of your browser window labeled 'View' there is an item labeled 'Zoom' which opens a sub-menu. This sub-menu should have the items 'Zoom In', 'Zoom Out', 'Reset', and 'Zoom Text Only'. Selecting 'Zoom Text Only', and then 'Zoom In' will make the letters on the website larger (and possibly easier to read), while 'Zoom Out' will make the letters smaller, letting you see more of the page at once. Alternately, you can hold down the keyboard key labeled 'Ctrl' and press the keys '+' or '-' to increase or decrease the page zoom, respectively. 

Safari

In the menu at the top of your browser window labeled 'View' there are the items 'Zoom In', 'Zoom Out', and 'Zoom Text Only'. Selecting 'Zoom Text Only', and then 'Zoom In' will make the letters on the website larger (and possibly easier to read), while 'Zoom Out' will make the letters smaller, letting you see more of the page at once. Alternately, you can hold down the "command" key (the one with the apple logo on it) and press the keys '+' or '-' to increase or decrease the page zoom, respectively. 

Opera

At the top of your browser window, select the Opera icon (Customize and Control Opera). Within the dropdown, there is the item 'Zoom'. Press '+' or '-' to increase or decrease the page zoom. Alternately, you can press the keys '+' or '-' to increase or decrease the page zoom, respectively.

How to Adjust System Fonts

If you find the above approach does not fix a text size problem you are experiencing it is possible your machine may have unusual system font size settings (perhaps to compensate for a high resolution display setting). Do not adjust these unless you have adjusted you browser fonts and are still experiencing unacceptable font sizes.

Resizing System Fonts

First make sure your browser will not override system font settings.

Internet Explorer

  1. Go to 'Tools'

  2. Select 'Internet Options'

  3. Click 'Accessibility'

  4. Click to 'Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages'

  5. Proceed with the following steps for Changing System Default Font based on your operating system:

Then adjust System Font Settings 

Windows 8

  1. Right-click the desktop and select 'Screen Resolution'

  2. Click 'Make text and other items larger or smaller'
  3. Move the slider to the left to make text smaller, or move the slider to the right to make text larger.

  4. Click 'Apply'

Windows 7

  1. From the 'Start' menu, select the 'Control Panel'

  2. Select 'Display'

  3. Select 'Smaller', 'Medium', or 'Larger' to adjust text size.

  4. Click 'OK'

Windows XP

  1. Right-click the desktop and select 'Properties'

  2. In 'Display Properties' window, click the 'Settings' tab

  3. Click 'Advanced' on the 'General' tab, select 'Normal size (96dpi)' or 'Large Size (120dpi)'

  4. Click 'OK'