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 Provides Update Regarding the Current State of Emergency

1/15/2014
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement regarding the ongoing State of Emergency in Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam, and Roane counties.
 
"More West Virginians have seen the DO NOT USE order lifted for their area and have been asked to begin the flushing process. More than one-third of the affected customers have had safe water restored. West Virginia American Water Company reports that samples taken at its treatment plant intake now show no presence of the chemical.
 
"The DO NOT USE order remains in place for other areas. I ask residents in these areas to be patient and refrain from beginning the flushing process. Please continue to check West Virginia American Water Company's map (http://www.amwater.com/wvaw/about-us/news.html) to find out if your area has been cleared for flushing. This information in also available by phone at 1-800-685-8660. 
 
"The West Virginia National Guard will continue to provide bottled water to West Virginians in the affected counties. Please visit www.governor.wv.gov to find a water distribution center near you or contact your local emergency management office.
 
"Getting our students back into safe and healthy classrooms is one of my top priorities. Reopening will be determined on a county-to-county basis and will require that specific protocols be met. The Department of Education is working with the local county emergency and health agencies, along with the National Guard, to ensure our schools are properly flushed and cleaned before students return to the classroom. Parents concerned about sending their child to school may contact their school principal. 
 
"I'd also like to express my appreciation to the residents of the affected areas for their patience and understanding. I know this has been a difficult time for both residential and business communities. I ask you to continue to be patient-our team must have adequate time to ensure the safe and stable return of water service to affected areas."

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977