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 Honors Military Children and Families at Community Picnic

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today participated in the West Virginia's Promise "Red, White and Blue BBQ" at Rock Lake Community Life Center in South Charleston. The free, family-friendly celebration was held in honor of West Virginia military families and children and was open to the public. During her remarks, First Lady Tomblin encouraged West Virginians to get involved. She said, "One of the best things we can do to show our gratitude for their sacrifice is to continue to give back any way we can."

In May 2011, First Lady Tomblin launched her initiative "Serve West Virginia Military: Serving Those Who Serve Us" in an effort to engage individuals and community groups to play an active role in supporting and providing assistance to West Virginia's deployed service men and women, their spouses, children, active stateside military and veterans. This evening's "Red, White and Blue BBQ" was inspired by this initiative and corresponded with April's mission, "Take a Child Under Your Wing."

"The 'Red, White and Blue BBQ' served as a wonderful opportunity for community members to meet the military children and families in our area," said First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin. "It was also a simple way for local businesses, organizations and individuals to show their support for the service men and women of the Mountain State. I am truly appreciative of all those who came together to honor these heroes and their families."

This evening's celebration featured the Almost Heaven Dulcimer Club, West Virginia State University Saxophone Quartet, prize raffles, inflatables, crafts, food and more. All veterans, service members, community groups and individuals were invited to attend, and the night's festivities were hosted by West Virginia's Promise, Rock Lake Community Life Center, Charleston Area Vet Corps and the West Virginia National Guard Child and Youth Program.

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