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 Federal Disaster Declaration Granted for Two W.Va. Counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced a federal disaster declaration has been approved for Mason and Roane counties. The declaration will provide assistance with the ongoing recovery and repair efforts resulting from the severe storms and flooding last month.

"This assistance will help our counties address infrastructure needs resulting from the severe storms that caused flooding in Roane County and damaged a bridge in Mason County last month," Gov. Tomblin said. "I'm grateful to our Congressional Delegation for their support of my request for federal help and for their dedication to all West Virginians."

Public assistance funding will be available under the federal disaster declaration. The declaration provides assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged between June 12 and June 20, 2013 in Mason and Roane counties.

Gov. Tomblin requested a federal disaster declaration for six West Virginia counties on July 12th. The federal government has not approved the governor's public assistance request for Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, and Lewis counties. His request for individual assistance for Roane County residents remains under federal review.

Hazard Mitigation grants are available for all 55 West Virginia counties with today's declaration. All counties are eligible to apply for this financial assistance for actions taken to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property from natural hazards.

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Amy Shuler Goodwin