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 Encourages Commission on Middle Grades to Study Best Practices

7/30/2013
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today encouraged the newly established 19-member Governor's Commission on Middle Grades to study best practices and develop specific recommendations for raising student achievement in West Virginia middle schools.

"Research shows middle school is the time when many students are at a critical crossroads," Gov. Tomblin said to the group comprised of educators, business leaders and legislators. "I believe, together, we can put these young minds on the path to educational and career success by making the connection between the students' personal interest and future career opportunities."

Members of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) presented middle grades research to the commission at today's meeting. The Commission is tasked with studying the SREB's Middle Grades Commission report, "A New Mission for Middle Grades," and developing West Virginia specific recommendations for improving student achievement in the middle grades by Jan. 15, 2014. Gov. Tomblin established the Commission as part of his education reform initiative which includes legislation, executive orders, and coordination with the State Department of Education.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977