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 Proclaims April as National Safe Digging Month



Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proclaims April as National Safe Digging month and encourages West Virginians to call 811 before every digging project.
"The depth of utility lines can vary and the risk of striking an underground utility exists-whether you're landscaping your yard or excavating a hillside," Gov. Tomblin said.  "I have proclaimed April as National Safe Digging Month in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of calling West Virginia 811 before every digging project-large or small."    
Every year, the nation's underground utility infrastructure is jeopardized and utility service is interrupted by unintentional damage caused by failure to dial 811 before starting a digging project.  Striking a single pipeline, wire or cable can cause service disruptions or serious personal injury and may result in costly repairs or fines.
Miss Utility of West Virginia, Inc. (West Virginia 811), the statewide one call system, receives calls from homeowners and contractors regarding proposed digging projects.  West Virginia 811 then notifies the appropriate utility companies so they can send out professional locators to the proposed digging site to mark the approximate location of underground utilities with flags and paint.  Once utilities have been accurately marked digging can begin.
Homeowners and contractors can save time and money and help prevent personal injury and property damage by calling 811 in advance of any digging project, waiting for utility personnel to come out and mark the location of any underground lines, respecting the marked lines, and digging with care around the marks.
For more information about West Virginia 811, visit www.wv811.com.

Contact Information

Office of the Governor