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 Arts and Historic Preservation Grant Awards

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced the awarding of $1,441,760 in grant funds to support arts and historic preservation programs and individuals statewide. Grant funding will support and build the arts and continue historic preservation programs throughout West Virginia.
"History and the arts have a way of connecting us to our families, friends and the communities we call home," Gov. Tomblin said. "The achievements and significant contributions by today's grant recipients have maintained and enhanced West Virginia's culture, art and history. I'm proud to extend this funding, and I hope it will enable grantees to further their efforts in making the Mountain State an even better place to call home."
The total grant funding was allocated to programs and individuals as follows:  
$724,426 in About the Arts Partners Grant Funds, 12 grantees;
$294,417 in About the Community Arts Project Support Grant Funds, 31 grantees;
$422,917 in Historic Preservation Grant Funds, 17 grantees. For a complete list of grant recipients by grant program and country, click here.


Contact Information

Office of the Governor