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 Eligible West Virginians to Apply for Weatherization Assistance Program

10/30/2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin encourages eligible West Virginians to apply for the Weatherization Assistance Program as the winter season approaches. The federally based program utilizes state-of-the-art energy audits, air sealing, insulation and heating combustion analysis, and repair/replacement to make energy efficient improvements in low-income and moderate-income homes.

"Many families across the state can simply turn up their thermostats to heat their homes, but some may not have that option. The Weatherization Assistance Program can help make lasting changes to these families' homes and keep them warm for many winters," Gov. Tomblin said.

According to the National Association for State Community Services Programs, low-income families pay 14.4 percent or more of their annual incomes for energy, compared with only 3.3 percent for other families. As a result, some families consider surviving the winter without heat.

The federally based Weatherization Assistance Program assists with the reduction of residential energy burdens on low-income Americans. Weatherization saves each family, on average, $437 in heating and cooling costs every year at current prices.

To view eligibility requirements and learn how to apply, visit the Office of Economic Opportunity online at http://www.oeo.wv.gov/weatherization.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977