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 Establishes the Herbert Henderson Minority Affairs Office in the Governor's Office

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Today Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, joined by the state NAACP President Sylvia Ridgeway, West Virginia Human Rights Commissioners and other local minority leaders, established the Herbert Henderson Minority Affairs Office by signing House Bill 4015.

"Herb Henderson, a Huntington attorney, was a mentor to many. He was a civil rights leader in the 1960's, and was elected president of the West Virginia NAACP in addition to working nationally with the organization," said Gov. Tomblin. "I know Mr. Henderson would be proud of our joint effort to establish this new office, so we can better address the needs of all people. This office, and the Minority Affairs Fund, will open a dialogue on issues that affect minorities in West Virginia, make recommendations on how we can improve life here, and provide funding for programs that work to serve our minority groups' needs."

The bill is effective 90 days from passage. Within the next few months, Gov. Tomblin will appoint an executive director to lead this office from within the governor's office.

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Amy Shuler Goodwin