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's Education Legislation Passes Through West Virginia Senate and House

3/22/2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement, praising members of the West Virginia Legislature for supporting and passing Senate Bill 359, which outlines the comprehensive plan to raise student achievement and improve the state's education system. The bill is now headed to the governor's desk for signature.

"I commend the members of the legislature for voting to raise student achievement with passage of S.B. 359. I'm confident this landmark legislation, along with my executive orders and coordination with the State Board of Education, will provide meaningful reforms ensuring our students receive the best education possible," Gov. Tomblin said. "I appreciate the collaborative effort between our legislators, especially Senate President Jeff Kessler and House Speaker Rick Thompson, AFT-WV and WVEA, business and labor leaders, education advocates, and many parents. We've spent months crafting this historic legislation. I believe our kids will be better prepared for future opportunities because of this bill."

S.B. 359 accomplishes the governor's five main goals for education reform:
  • All children will read at grade level by the end of the 3rd grade.
  • High school graduates will be ready to enter the workforce upon graduation or make a seamless transition into college or vocational school.
  • All students will be taught by great teachers.
  • Students will learn in a variety of ways.
  • And public education will be delivered locally, not by Charleston.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977