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 Appeals FEMA's Decision to Deny Request for Federal Assistance

1/2/2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today appealed the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) decision to deny his request for federal assistance to help West Virginians and their communities recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

"I was extremely disappointed with FEMA's decision to deny this much needed federal assistance to the many West Virginians struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy," Gov. Tomblin said. "In the wake of the storm, I surveyed the damage firsthand and met with many folks whose homes and businesses were destroyed. Today, I'm appealing FEMA's decision. I believe if they take a closer look at our proposal, they will see that we have families and businesses still in need of this assistance."

Gov. Tomblin's request included individual assistance for residents in Fayette, Nicholas, Preston, Randolph, Tucker Uphsur, Webster, and Wyoming counties. Previously, FEMA granted public assistance for Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Lewis, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Preston, Raleigh, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur, Webster, and Wyoming counties as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Federal public assistance provides ongoing recovery and repair assistance to our state agencies, counties, cities, towns, and public service districts within the designated areas.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977