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.

 Press Conference Tomorrow with Governor Manchin and Attorney General McGraw

8/31/2010
Who: Gov. Joe Manchin III,
Attorney General Darrell McGraw

When:

September 1, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

Where:

Governor’s Reception Room
State Capitol

Why:

Gov. Joe Manchin III, along with West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw, will discuss the Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday, a three month long taxpayer benefit, available to all West Virginians. This is the third and final year West Virginia will hold an Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday.

When purchasing Energy Star qualified items for their homes, taxpayers will not have to pay the 6 percent sales tax. In addition, there is a state rebate program on some Energy Star qualified products.

West Virginia businesses, that either manufacture or sell Energy Star qualified products, will be on hand to discuss their products and the impact the holiday is anticipated to have on their businesses.

The governor and attorney general will further explain the environmental benefits of using Energy Star qualified products as well as the legal regulations and taxpayer benefit.

Contact Information

Kimberly Osborne
304-558-0211