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 Today Purple Heart Day in the Mountain State

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proclaimed today, August 7, 2013, as Purple Heart Day in the Mountain State and encouraged West Virginians to pay tribute to those who have been awarded the Purple Heart--the oldest award given to members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

"Today we pay tribute to some of the bravest, most patriotic men and women in West Virginia and across the nation--our Purple Heart recipients," Gov. Tomblin said. "Joanne and I ask all West Virginians to honor these military members and veterans today, and throughout the year--remembering the importance of their selfless service to our country."

Cabinet Secretary Rick Thompson added, "Any veteran will tell you, receiving the Purple Heart is a true honor. That's why we are so appreciative of Governor Tomblin and members of our state legislature who have helped West Virginia earn the title of a 'Purple Heart State.' Recipients of this award are truly deserving of our upmost thanks, and I can only hope that we are able to show them the depths of our gratitude."

Through House Concurrent Resolution Number 135, West Virginia was proclaimed as a Purple Heart State during the 2013 Regular Session of the Legislature. Today is also National Purple Heart Day.
To view the governor's proclamation, click here.

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