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 Commends Miller for Service at State Division of Motor Vehicles

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Joe Miller will retire Jan. 15, 2013. Following Miller's retirement, Deputy Commissioner Steven Dale will assume the role of Acting Commissioner.

"I wish Joe the best in his upcoming, and much deserved, retirement from public service," Gov. Tomblin said. "During his years as commissioner, Joe has remained dedicated to improving technology at the division in order to enhance customer service. I'm grateful for his service and commitment to West Virginians."

Miller has served as commissioner since 2009 and previously held the position from 1997 to 2001. Under his leadership, the Division of Motor Vehicles modernized its licensing and vehicle systems, created the driver's license Veteran's designation, and most recently, successfully implemented the federal secure licensing system known as REAL ID.

Steven Dale has been with the DMV for over 30 years and has served in a variety of roles, including management positions in Driver Services, Vehicle Services, and Management Services. He earned a Bachelor and Master's degrees from Marshall University, and a Master's Degree from West Virginia University. In his most recent position, Dale was responsible for DMV's Legislative Program.

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