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, Senator Manchin Issue Statement on Meeting with Constellium and Union Representatives

9/5/2012
CHARLESTON, W.Va.-Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Sen. Joe Manchin issued the following statement after meeting with Constellium Rolled Products and United Steelworkers Local 5668.

"First, I want to thank both parties for coming together today with an open-mind and a common goal: to reach an agreement and end the work stoppage. I do believe progress was made today. At this point, the company has provided a revised offer to resolve the contract dispute and end the work stoppage. That offer now lies in the hands of the local union representative committee. I believe today's discussions reinforce both Constellium's and the union's commitment to bringing this matter to a resolution. Again, I am encouraged by their dialogue. I will encourage the parties to keep working until a deal is done," said Gov. Tomblin.

"I've always said that we're like family in West Virginia. Sometimes families don't always agree, and that's when you sit down to work things out. And in the end - like all West Virginians - we come back together as a good family. All we've ever wanted is for everyone to be treated with fairness. My hope is that will happen sooner rather than later," said Sen. Manchin.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977