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.

 First Lady Tomblin Celebrates College Application and Exploration Week During Visit to Herbert Hoover High School

First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin celebrates College Application and Exploration Week with Herbert Hoover High School seniors who have applied to college this year.
Photo courtesy of the First Lady's Office.
First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin celebrates College Application and Exploration Week with Herbert Hoover High School seniors who have applied to college this year.
CLENDENIN, W.Va. - In recognition of West Virginia's statewide College Application and Exploration Week initiative, First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin visited Herbert Hoover High School today to assist senior students in completing college applications and to encourage younger students to plan early for college and a career. During her visit, the First Lady stressed to students the importance of pursuing some form of education and training beyond high school, such as certificate programs, two-year degree programs, or four-year degree programs.

"It is critical, now more than ever, that we work together to help the young people of the Mountain State achieve their full potential-whether through vocational training, a college degree or a certification at a Career-Technical Center or a Community and Technical College," First Lady Tomblin said. "That is why I am so excited to be a part of today's events and why the Governor and I are so thankful for the College Foundation of West Virginia and all it provides our young people."

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin designated October 14-18 as College Application and Exploration Week. The event is coordinated by the College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV), a partnership among several state agencies dedicated to helping students and families plan, apply, and pay for college.

More than 150 elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and adult learning centers across West Virginia hosted college planning activities this week, including college application workshops, college scavenger hunts and trivia contests, and panel discussions with employers and current college students. For more information about this effort - or to learn more about college options and financial aid - visit the state's free college-planning website, www.cfwv.com.

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