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.

 Gov. and First Lady Tomblin Unveil, Re-Dedicate Plaque Commemorating President John F. Kennedy


This plaque commemorates the day forever tied to Kennedy. CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today unveiled and re-dedicated the plaque in the lower rotunda commemorating the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Gov. Tomblin issued the following statement.
"It was the primary, which brought John F. Kennedy to the State Capitol on a cold winter day, and it was here he announced he would run in the West Virginia Preferential Primary. Today, Joanne and I had the opportunity to commemorate this day-which forever tied JFK to the hearts and minds of West Virginians-by re-dedicating the plaque mounted in the Lower Rotunda of the Capitol.
"Kennedy's victory in West Virginia showed, against all odds, the people of West Virginia would vote for leadership, choosing a candidate because of a man's character and the ability to be the leader of our nation. It is this quality which set the stage for his nomination and his election. It showed we were a leader among states in insisting the importance of greatness in a person and we were collectively wise in understanding the real difference is found in the issues not ignorance. 
"It is my hope that future generations will be reminded to have the courage to make the right decisions and answer the call to service President Kennedy so eloquently sounded when he said: 'The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it--and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.' May God bless the memory of this great man, the State of West Virginia and our nation."

Gov. Tomblin rededicates a plaque in the lower rotunda commemorating the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. First Lady Tomblin writes down her memories of President John F. Kennedy.

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