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 U.S. Small Business Administration Grants Loan Request

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) granted his request for a Physical Disaster Declaration. The declaration makes low-interest loans available for residents and businesses who suffered damages from severe storms occurring June 12 and June 19, 2013 in Roane County.

"With these low-interest loans our families and entrepreneurs can better repair and replace their damaged property and I encourage those affected by the severe weather to apply," Gov. Tomblin said. "I'm grateful for the SBA's quick action to bring much needed financial help to West Virginians in need and I appreciate Senators Rockefeller, Manchin and Congresswoman Capito for their support of my request."

Residents and business owners located in Roane, Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha and Wirt counties may apply for the U.S. SBA loans. The types of loans available include home disaster loans, business physical disaster loans, and economic injury disaster loans. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant's financial condition.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA's secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Representatives from the federal agency are available for application assistance at the following location and times:

Location: Roane County Committee on Aging
811 Madison Avenue
Spencer, West Virginia 25276

Opening: Wed., Sept. 4 at 8 a.m.

Hours: Wed., Sept. 4 through Wed., Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed Sunday)

Closing: Wednesday, Sept. 11 at close of business

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin