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.

 Governor Tomblin Announces Toyota Motor Manufacturing of W.Va. to Expand

8/30/2013
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today, joined by Steve Roberts, President of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and Doug Shields, General Manager of Toyota Motor Manufacturing of West Virginia (TMMWV), announced the company is investing $90 million in its Buffalo, W.Va. plant and creating about 80 jobs. Gov. Tomblin issued the following statement regarding the announcement he made during a special visit to the Chamber's 77th Annual Meeting and Business Summit held at The Greenbrier.

"This announcement is a true example of what I spoke about Wednesday-West Virginia's great story of investment and opportunity for our people and you-our businesses. In just two years' time, TMMWV team members will increase production from half-a-million transmissions to 740,000 transmissions each year. It's a huge undertaking, but I know they will rise to the challenge," Gov. Tomblin said. "TMMWV team members' hard work, the quality product they produce, and our state's commitment to creating a business climate that encourages the private sector to create jobs, led to this latest job growth and investment decision. I'm thankful for Toyota's continued faith in our work force."

"Once again, Toyota is proving to be one of West Virginia's biggest boosters and economic success stories, and I never miss a chance to brag on the fantastic team members who make up its Buffalo plant," said Senator Jay Rockefeller, who in May hosted Toyota Honorary Chairman Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda and Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America CEO Jim Lentz at a dinner in Rockefeller's home in Charleston, and pressed both to add jobs at Buffalo. "When I first visited with Toyota officials more than 30 years ago, I promised their investment in West Virginia would be met with the hardest and most dedicated workforce. Today's announcement validates that promise, and I thank Toyota for their ongoing support of our state."

This investment makes the eighth expansion of the Putnam County facility since it opened back in 1996. TMMWV will increase 6-speed automatic transmission assembly and machining by 20,000 per month by early 2015. Currently 1,300 people are employed at the Buffalo plant.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
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