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.

 Gov. Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered to Commemorate Patriot Day, National Day of Service and Remembrance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In keeping with the presidential proclamation, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered all U.S. and State flags at all State facilities be displayed at half-staff Wednesday, Sept. 11 to commemorate Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

"Across our state and nation - and even around the globe - our fellow Americans will pause, reflect, and pledge to never forget the events that unfolded on September 11, 2001," Gov. Tomblin said. "Joanne and I ask all West Virginians to join us in remembering the innocent victims and paying tribute to those who proudly served our country following one of the darkest days in our nation's history."

Gov. Tomblin asks all West Virginians to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m., Sept. 11, 2013, to honor the innocent victims who perished twelve years ago. At 9 a.m., Gov. Tomblin will lay a wreath at the West Virginia Fallen Firefighters' Memorial, located outside the Culture Center on the State Capitol grounds.

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