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 Joins W.Va. Delegation for Meeting with New EPA Administrator

8/1/2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin spoke directly with newly appointed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy regarding the impact of the federal agency's far-reaching policies on West Virginians.

"Just days ago, Ms. McCarthy asked an audience at Harvard Law School, 'Can we stop talking about environmental regulations killing jobs, please?' Today, I took the opportunity to tell her that West Virginian's will not stop talking about our jobs-and will not stop fighting for coal."

Gov. Tomblin also noted in his remarks to McCarthy that hundreds of West Virginians are now out of work due to EPA's overzealous, ideological, and financially devastating policies that have led to the closure of coal mines and coal-fired power plants in our state. McCarthy responded by promising to provide an open dialogue and consider the effects of policies on working men and women in West Virginia.

"From the more than 24,000 coal industry employees and their families, to the thousands more employed by support industries like rail, barge, and electric transmission, West Virginians rely on the energy sector to provide food, clothing and shelter. We're proud of our coal mining heritage and our ranking as the third largest energy producing state. That's why I will always fight for coal. I will always fight for our families."

Gov. Tomblin met with McCarthy along with top administration officials, Senator Joe Manchin, Representative Nick Rahall, members of the West Virginia state legislative leadership as well as business and labor representatives.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977