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.

 A message from Governor Tomblin to the Boy Scouts of America

As the 2013 National Scout Jamboree comes to a close, I would like to, again, thank you for visiting West Virginia, and extend my best wishes as you depart on your journey home. I'm so glad you were able to join us this summer to explore our beautiful State. A special thanks to the volunteers and sponsors who helped make this event such an exciting experience for our Scouts.

Throughout the past two weeks, visitors from across the country and world have discovered just how "Wild and Wonderful" West Virginia is, and the variety of activities and experiences we have to offer. Whether you tried rafting river rapids for the first time or flying through the treetops on a zip line, I hope you enjoyed your time in the Mountain State.
You don't have to wait four years to return to our beautiful hills when we will host the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. Starting June 2014, the Summit will open as the newest Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Base. Scouts will, again, have the opportunity to enjoy the adventures and activities unique to our New River Gorge region. And in 2019, we anticipate the Summit to be bigger and better as we welcome you back for the World Jamboree of Scouting-with scouts from over 160 countries-it's going to be an experience to remember.

I hope you had a wonderful time at The Summit. And I hope you return to witness as the mountains you explored this summer transform from green to brilliant oranges and reds or enjoy a weekend skiing on our slopes. I speak for all West Virginians when I say; we look forward to welcoming you back to "Wild and Wonderful" West Virginia.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin