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 Requests U.S. Small Business Administration Loans for Roane County

8/23/2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today requested U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Director Frank Skaggs issue a Physical Disaster Declaration which will provide low-interest loans to Roane County homeowners and businesses who suffered damages from severe storms occurring June 12 and June 19, 2013.

"While FEMA is able to help our public entities, like the City of Spencer, recover from the June flood damage, homeowners and business owners are still in need of a helping hand. I believe SBA loans could provide this much needed assistance," Gov. Tomblin said.

Following the storms, a joint federal-state preliminary damage assessment team reported 42 homes with major damage, 149 with minor damage, six businesses with major damage and another 25 businesses with minor damage in Roane County. The governor's request for individual assistance from FEMA was denied by the federal government. FEMA did grant Gov. Tomblin's request for public assistance which helps reimburse local and state government agencies for their storm recovery costs. 

To read the governor's letter click here.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977