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 Joins Nation's Governors in Asking President to Reconsider Proposed Cuts to Army National Guard



Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined the nation's governors to sign and send a letter to President Obama strongly opposing potential cuts to the Army National Guard in the U.S. Army's 2015 fiscal year budget request. 
"The National Guard is a highly experienced, cost-effective and capable operational force. The men and women of West Virginia's National Guard have not only protected our nation while abroad, but have continued to be an essential state partner in responding to disasters and emergencies here at home and across our country," Gov. Tomblin said. "I respectfully request the President reconsider proposed cuts to the Army National Guard and work with us to develop budget solutions to ensure our citizen soldiers continue to be a critical component in protecting us at home and abroad."
"Governor Tomblin is a staunch advocate for a community-based, cost effective solution to maintaining a strong defense that our country can afford. The National Guard is a key part of that solution," West Virginia National Guard Adjutant General James Hoyer said. "The Guard is a constitutionally-based capability that can conduct war fighting missions and respond to protect our citizens during emergencies. West Virginia can't afford to lose capability to respond to disasters and shouldn't lose opportunities for our citizens to live in West Virginia and serve the Nation."
To read the letter in its entirety, click here.

Contact Information

Office of the Governor