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 Tomblin Asks West Virginians to Observe Statewide "College Colors Day"

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today asked West Virginians to wear the colors or apparel of their favorite college or university on Friday, October 5, 2012 in celebration of West Virginia's "College Colors Day." College Colors Day is the finale to the statewide "College Application and Exploration Week" initiative, which seeks to encourage West Virginians to explore higher education opportunities and submit college applications. Last week, Gov. Tomblin issued a proclamation designating Oct. 1 through 5, 2012 as "College Application and Exploration Week" across the State.

"The 21st century economy demands advanced skills and higher learning," Gov. Tomblin said. "The pursuit of postsecondary education should be a top priority for all of our state's students. I encourage all West Virginians to wear their favorite college or university gear and show their support for our students' educational aspirations."

College Application and Exploration Week is a national campaign to expand access to postsecondary education. West Virginia's College Application and Exploration Week effort is coordinated by the College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV), a statewide college-planning outreach initiative. CFWV is led by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission in conjunction with the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education, the West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts.

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