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 & First Lady Tomblin Invite West Virginians to Contribute Photos for Military Recognition Tree

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today invited all West Virginians to honor our military men and women by contributing photos for the "Military Recognition" tree. Those wishing to participate are asked to send in photos of their loved ones or friends who have served or are serving in the military. The photos will be displayed on the "Military Recognition" tree which will be located in the Governor's Reception Room of the State Capitol Building during the holiday season.

"Whether serving here at home or half-way around the world, our military men and women have answered the call to duty time and again, ensuring our safety and our freedom. I'm grateful for their selfless service and I'm proud of the strong traditions they represent," Gov. Tomblin said. "This year's 'Military Recognition' tree provides us with the opportunity to showcase our gratitude to the men and women who've sacrificed for us and our country."

"With so many West Virginian's serving in our nation's military, it's important for us to keep in mind the families who wait patiently for their loved ones to return," First Lady Tomblin said. "I believe this year's 'Military Recognition' tree will not only show our support for these families, it will honor those who have served and continue to serve-here at home and abroad."

All photos, along with the form and tag below, must be received by November 23, 2012. The form and tag can also be downloaded by visiting www.governor.wv.gov and clicking on the Governor and First Lady's Military Recognition Tree icon. Please note, photos will not be returned-they will be kept at the Governor's Mansion.

Download Form and Tag for Military Recognition Tree

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin