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 Provides Update on 13-Day Investment Mission to Europe

Gov. Tomblin and Cabinet Secretary Burdette provide update on European Investment Mission.
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Gov. Tomblin and Cabinet Secretary Burdette provide update on European Investment Mission.
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today hosted a video teleconference from the European office in Zurich, Switzerland to provide an update on the 13-day Investment Mission to Europe, which included stops in Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

"I've had the opportunity to personally express my thanks to a number of European executives whose companies already have operations in West Virginia. And I've sat down with potential investors to tell them all the great things West Virginia has to offer-our strong economy, pro-business incentives and strategic location," Gov. Tomblin said. "Our meetings have been very productive and I look forward to returning home to see the impact of our investment mission."

During the investment mission, Gov. Tomblin met with companies currently during business in West Virginia-including Constellium, Saint-Gobain, and Pietro Fiorentini-as well as companies considering investing in the state. The governor also attended the K-show, the world's largest international trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, in addition to speaking at the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce luncheon and the Vicenza Trade Association investment seminar.

The European office, located in the Zurich World Trade Center, provides virtual and actual office space for the West Virginia Development Office to provide resources throughout Europe.

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Amy Shuler Goodwin