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 Encourages West Virginians to Show their State Pride with a 150th Birthday License Plate

150th Birthday License PlateCHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today encouraged West Virginians to show their state pride with a 150th birthday license plate. The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering the plate as an alternative standard issuance plate option to West Virginia passenger vehicle owners during 2013, the state's 150th birthday year.

"Whether you're traveling within West Virginia or through another state, the 150th birthday license plate will proudly showcase the pride we have in our state's heritage," Gov. Tomblin said. "I appreciate the DMV's commitment to our state's heritage and look forward to seeing more of these plates on our roads."

Customers may exchange their current license plate at any DMV regional office or by mail at the time of renewal. They can also exchange their plate at any other time for a pro-rated registration fee. For more information regarding obtaining the 150th birthday license plate, please call toll-free 1-800-642-9066.

For information on West Virginia's 150th birthday celebration at the State Capitol or to find a celebration in your community, please visit: www.wv150.com.

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Amy Shuler Goodwin