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 Tomblin, Department of Transportation Announce Completion of New Phase of Corridor H

11/22/2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today along with federal, state and local leaders announced the completion of the Bismarck to the West Virginia 93 connector at Scherr in Grant County, part of the Appalachian Corridor H highway project.
 
"The completion of this phase of the Corridor H project marks an exciting time for West Virginians," Gov. Tomblin said. "For almost forty years, this highway project has been recognized as one of the key factors in advancing our state's economic growth in the region. With today's announcement, we also begin construction on a new stretch of road slated to finish next fall. We are confident this project will open the door for new commerce and a wide range of additional economic development opportunities."
 
This 4.7 mile section of modern highway between Bismarck and the Scherr WV-93 connector comes at a cost of $65 million, and completes the Bismarck to Wardensville section of road, totaling nearly 49 total miles of the Corridor H stretch.  
 
"Opening this section of roadway highlights years of aggressive work by many organizations to finish Corridor H as quickly as possible," said Paul Mattox, secretary of transportation. "The Corridor H project has been around for a long time, but we are continuing to make great progress and hope with this new momentum, we can continue to see good things happen as we bring the last of the unfinished corridor in West Virginia closer to completion."
 
An additional 16.2 mile section from Davis to Bismarck is currently under construction with a projected completion date of fall 2014. With this phase of the project completed, nearly 108 miles of Corridor H is open or under construction and is over 76% complete.
 
To date, construction costs have reached $1.45 billion with an estimated cost to complete the Corridor H project at another $1 billion.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977