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.

 Governor Tomblin Announces Action Taken on 2012 Legislation

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:
  • SB 185: Relating to Employee Suggestion Award Program.
  • SB 186: Providing salary equity supplement payments to teachers and service personnel.
  • SB 191: Relating to personal safety orders.
  • SB 365: Increasing membership of PEIA Finance Board.
  • SB 387: Requiring training of floodplain managers.
  • SB 410: Requiring backup withholding on certain gambling prizes.
  • SB 430: Conforming code provisions to Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement.
  • SB 471: Authorizing Supreme Court to establish mental hygiene commissioners' compensation.
  • SB 621: Relating to major subdivisions or land developments providing sufficient access.
  • SB 650: Making supplementary appropriation from General Revenue to DHHR, Division of Human Services.
  • SB 673: Expiring funds from DMAPS, Office of the Secretary, and making supplementary appropriation to DMAPS, Division of Corrections, Correctional Units.
  • HB 4063: Relating to civil service commissions in political subdivisions.
  • HB 4103: Consolidating of government services and enforcement of laws pertaining to the motor carrier industry.
  • HB 4119: Providing a definition for an athletic director who is employed by a county board of education.
  • HB 4307: Clarifying that the practice and procedure for domestic violence civil proceedings are governed by court rule.
  • HB 4332: Relating to transfer of service credit from Public Employees Retirement System to Emergency Medical Services Retirement System.
  • HB 4376: Licensing wine sales at certain professional baseball stadiums.
  • HB 4403: Changing the filing deadline for certified write-in candidates.
  • HB 4433: Modifying the criteria for awarding high school diplomas to certain veterans.
  • HB 4567: Permitting the Harrison County Commission to levy a special district tax.
  • HB 4652: Making a supplementary appropriation to various agencies.
  • HB 4656: Making a supplementary appropriation to the Division of Human Services, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
  • HB 4658: Supplementing, amending, decreasing and increasing items of the existing appropriations from the State Road Fund to the Department of Transportation, Division of Highways.

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

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Amy Shuler Goodwin