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.

 Gov. Tomblin Announces West Virginia to Host Nation's Governors in 2015

9/11/2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced West Virginia will host the nation's governors for the National Governor's Association's 2015 Summer Meeting, July 23-26. This will mark the third time NGA has held its Summer Meeting in the state since 1922.

"The nation's governors are excited to bring our Summer Meeting to West Virginia, and we thank Gov. Tomblin for his gracious invitation," said NGA Vice Chair Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. "NGA meetings are an opportunity for leaders from around the country to come together across party lines to develop innovative and improved approaches to governing." Hickenlooper will serve as NGA Chair during the meeting.

NGA's nine-governor executive committee selected West Virginia for its excellent accommodations and venue options, as well as the state's overall appeal. The state's strong bid demonstrated its ability to meet all of the association's criteria for hosting a Summer Meeting, including hotel and meeting space; transportation requirements; and security and volunteer needs.

"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase Wild, Wonderful West Virginia to my colleagues from across the country," said West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. "White Sulphur Springs is one of West Virginia's small town gems, and I'm confident this will be a productive and memorable experience for everyone involved."

West Virginia hosted the NGA Summer Meeting in 1922 and 1950.

This is one of the organization's two official business meetings held each year. The next Winter Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C., February 21-24. The next Summer Meeting will be held in Nashville, Tennessee July 10-13, 2014.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin or Jodi Omear
304-558-4977 or 202-624-5346