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 Continues to Prepare for the National Scout Jamboree

6/28/2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In preparation for the National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued a proclamation enabling the rapid deployment, if necessary, of additional emergency services in Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Raleigh, Summers and Wyoming counties beginning July 14, 2013 and continuing through July 26, 2013. During the Jamboree, approximately 6,000 Scouts will perform off-site community service projects located throughout the nine counties.
 
Gov. Tomblin has also ordered the implementation of the State Emergency Operations Plan, and the activation of the State Emergency Operations Center to help ensure the health and safety of the traveling Scouts, and maintain the health and safety of local community members.

"As governor, one of my responsibilities is to promote public safety. With forty-thousand kids, scout leaders, and visitors attending the Jamboree, it is important for us to, as the Scout Motto says, Be Prepared," Gov. Tomblin said. "Through this proactive regional declaration, we will be able to rapidly respond to potential emergencies in a cost-efficient manner. The declaration enables us to collaborate with other states and obtain necessary, additional resources needed while continuing to remain within our State's tight budget. By working together, we can provide the best opportunity for a safe event that showcases our great State and our people."

"This may be the first West Virginia Jamboree, but the agencies and officials providing support are outstanding professionals who are leaving nothing to chance," said BSA Jamboree Director Larry Pritchard. "Their support in all areas, from traffic control, emergency management and off-site security for our Scouts and visitors has been critical to the success of the Jamboree. We could not be more delighted with the level of cooperation and support we have experienced. It will truly help make this a spectacular and memorable event for everyone." 

To read the proclamation in its entirety, click here.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977