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 Announces Action Taken on 2012 Legislation

3/16/2012
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announces the following pieces of legislation from the 2012 Legislative Session have completed the legislative process.
Bills signed by Gov. Tomblin:
  • HB 3177: Permitting an owner who sells real property pursuant to a deed of trust to terminate a preexisting tenancy.
  • HB 4088: Repealing the West Virginia telecommunications tax.
  • HB 4125: Correcting date for schools to send notice to parents alerting them to the existence of the school's crisis response plan.
  • HB 4238: Establishing procedures for address confidentiality program participants on the special absentee voting list.
  • HB 4251: Relating generally to amendments to the uniform commercial code.
  • HB 4299: Authorizing a county board of education to use the services of a bus operator from another county in certain circumstances.
  • HB 4330: Providing that driver's licenses may contain information designating the licensee as a person who is an honorably discharged veteran.
  • HB 4351: Relating to mine safety.
  • HB 4523: Relating to the Bureau for Child Support enforcement and reporting employment and income of an independent contractor. 
  • HB 4530: Authorizing the Public Service Commission to consider and issue a financing order to certain regulated electric utilities to permit the recovery of expanded net energy costs.
  • HB 4583: Changing certain deadlines associated with the termination, resignation and transfer of school personnel.
  • HB 4630: Modifying the membership of the Braxton County Recreational Development Authority.

For more information on the legislation, visit the West Virginia Legislature's website: www.legis.state.wv.us.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977