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. and First Lady Tomblin Invite West Virginians to Contribute Photos for First Responders Recognition Tree

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today invited all West Virginians to honor our firemen, police officers and emergency medical service workers by contributing photos for the "First Responders Recognition" tree. Those wishing to participate are asked to send in photos of their loved ones or friends who have served or are serving as a first responder for our state. The photos will be displayed on the "First Responder Recognition" tree which will be located in the Governor's Reception Room of the State Capitol Building during the holiday season.

"Whether serving our communities or our entire state, our first responders answer the call to duty time and again, continually ensuring our safety, security and well-being. I am grateful for the selfless service of our police officers, firemen and emergency medical service workers, and I am proud of all that they represent," Gov. Tomblin said. "Last year, hundreds of families from across the Mountain State submitted photos for the 'Military Recognition' tree. I am confident this year's 'First Responders Recognition' tree will be as successful - providing us an opportunity to showcase our gratitude to the first responders who, like our military, always put their fellow man first."

"With so many West Virginians serving as first responders in our cities and communities, it is important for us to keep in mind the families whose loved ones are constantly put in peril for the sake of their professions and the well-being of their fellow citizens," First Lady Tomblin said. "I believe this year's 'First Responders Recognition' tree will not only show our support for these families, it will honor those who have served and continue to serve the Mountain State."

All photos, along with the form and tag below, must be received by Wednesday, November 27, 2013. The form and tag can also be downloaded by visiting www.governor.wv.gov or www.firstlady.wv.gov and clicking on the Governor and First Lady's Military Recognition Tree icon. Please note, photos will not be returned.

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