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 Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered at State Capitol and in Kanawha County



Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today ordered all U.S. and State flags, at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston and on all State-owned facilities throughout Kanawha County, be lowered from dawn to dusk Saturday, February 22, 2014, the day of services for West Virginia State University (WVSU)

President Emeritus Dr. Hazo W. Carter Jr. Dr. Carter began his career in higher education at Norfolk State University and was named President of Philander Smith College in 1983.

Dr. Carter became the ninth President of West Virginia State College (now West Virginia State University) in 1987, and served in this capacity for 25 years.

Dr. Carter was vital to WVSU regaining its land-grant status, the creation of the Business, Industry and Education Cluster Program, the formation of the WVSU Research and Development Corporation, and the designation of university status upon the institution.

In recognition of his service throughout the years, Dr. Carter received many awards and accolades including two Distinguished West Virginian awards, an Honorary West Virginian award, and a Distinguished Mountaineer award.

He was also designated as "President of the Century" by the West Virginia State University National Alumni Association. 

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Office of the Governor