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 Encourages West Virginians to Celebrate Diversity

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Dr. Carolyn Stuart of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs today joined minority advocates in the business, education and faith-based communities, from across the state, to a celebrate of diversity at the State Capitol.

"As we prepare to commemorate our State's 150th birthday, I think it's only fitting we take this opportunity to reflect upon our most valuable asset - our people," Gov. Tomblin said during the event. "Throughout our history, people of all different backgrounds have worked together for equality, making West Virginia the great state it is today. And just as our forefathers did many years ago, I ask that we all listen to one another, learn from one another so we may continue to share our ideas, beliefs, and experiences in order to build a better West Virginia for all."

In 2012, Gov. Tomblin signed legislation establishing the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, the state's first statewide office dedicated to minority issues.

"As Black History Month comes to a close, we gather to celebrate the people who came before us - the diverse group of West Virginians - who advocated for equality and made many contributions to the Mountain State and our nation," said Dr. Carolyn Stuart, Director of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs. "Now it is up to us to continue their work and remain vigilant in our efforts for our future and our children's future."

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