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.

 First Lady Tomblin Encourages West Virginians to "Light the Way"

3/20/2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va.-First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today announced the West Virginia Governor's Mansion will shine blue, March 21, 2013, for World Down Syndrome Day. In an effort to raise awareness of Down syndrome cognitive research, the national Light the Way campaign encourages homeowners to shine a blue porch light tomorrow evening.

"Today, as a result of nonprofit groups such as Research Down Syndrome, groundbreaking advances have been made which could possibly increase life expectancy and opportunities for those with Down syndrome," First Lady Tomblin said. "The Light the Way campaign is a simple way to show support and I encourage all West Virginians to light their homes in blue on March 21st."

Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal disorder in the nation, affecting about one in every 800 American babies. It affects more than 400,000 individuals in the United States and just under 6 million people worldwide. With help from nonprofit groups like Research Down Syndrome, researchers are creating and putting into practice new, advanced techniques and methods which enhance brain function and cognition. These simple improvements in research will help enable individuals with Down syndrome to function much more independently, ultimately improving their lifespan and quality of life.

First Lady Tomblin joins First Lady Mary Pat Christie of New Jersey and other First Spouses to raise awareness of the nonprofit group Research Down Syndrome and its efforts to continue cognitive research. The Light the Way campaign seeks to motivate both the Down syndrome community and general public to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to reach their fullest potential and lead independent lives.

About Light the Way:

The Light the Way campaign seeks to add support to Research Down Syndrome's efforts to educate and increase awareness and funding for Down syndrome cognitive research. For more information, visit http://www.researchds.org/index.php/light_the_way.

Contact Information

Tina Amburgey
304-558-3588