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 Recognized Participants of Juneteenth

6/19/2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va.-Gov. Tomblin today recognized West Virginians, who this week, participated in Juneteenth as part of the state's 150th birthday celebration. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.

"I'm grateful our forefathers stood up for what was right 150 years ago, dedicated our great State to the Union, and embraced the principle of freedom for all," Gov. Tomblin said.

Though the Emancipation Proclamation was official Jan. 1, 1863, it was not until two-and-a-half years later, June 19, 1865, that news arrived in Texas announcing the end of the war and that of slavery.

A four-day-long celebration of Juneteenth, including a reflection of African Americans in West Virginia history and a discussion regarding challenges facing African Americans today, began earlier this week in West Virginia. Sponsored by the Tuesday Morning Group, the celebration concludes with the Juneteenth Revival Celebration at First Baptist Church of Charleston at 7 p.m. tonight. For more information about this and other sesquicentennial events occurring across the state visit www.wv150.com.  

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977