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 Announces $242 Thousand Award From U.S. Labor Department

12/17/2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced West Virginia will receive an additional $242,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor National Emergency Grant fund to assist with the cleanup of areas affected by Hurricane Sandy between October 29 and November 8, 2012. 
 
"I'm grateful for the continued support we have received from the Department of Labor," Gov. Tomblin said. "This supplemental funding will assist us in continuing to rebuild and restore our hometowns while helping to put West Virginians back to work."
 
Last fall, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared 18 West Virginia counties eligible for FEMA's Public Assistance Program following damage caused by heavy snowfall associated with Hurricane Sandy. In December 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor granted a $300,000 grant to WorkForce West Virginia to create temporary jobs for eligible dislocated workers to assist with the cleanup and recovery efforts as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
 
This additional grant funding serves Barbour, Preston, Tucker, Upshur and Webster counties and will provide for the continuation of employment for eligible dislocated workers as they continue to assist with the repair, renovation and reconstruction of damaged public facilities and lands within the affected communities.
 
For more information, contact WorkForce West Virginia at 1-800-252-5627.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977