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 Honors Miners at West Virginia Coal Miner Statue

4/5/2013
Gov. Tomblin honors the 29 miners who lost their lives three years ago today at the Upper Big Branch Mine by placing a photo and black ribbon at the West Virginia Miner Statue.
Photo Courtesy of the Governor's Office
Gov. Tomblin honors the 29 miners who lost their lives three years ago today at the Upper Big Branch Mine by placing a photo and black ribbon at the West Virginia Miner Statue.
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CHARLESTON, W. Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today honored the memory of the 29 miners who lost their lives, three years ago today, at the Upper Big Branch Mine.

"Joanne and I ask that all West Virginians join us in a moment of silence at 3:01 p.m., to honor the 29 miners, and their families," Gov. Tomblin said. "On this solemn anniversary, I ask all West Virginians to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives working in West Virginia coal mines."

Twenty-nine miners' hats hang on white crosses at the 2010 memorial service honoring the men lost at the Upper Big Branch Mine.
Photo Courtesy of the Governor's Office
Twenty-nine miners' hats hang on white crosses at the 2010 memorial service honoring the men lost at the Upper Big Branch Mine.
Gov. Tomblin placed a photo, taken during the 2010 memorial service, and a black ribbon at the base of the West Virginia Coal Miner Statue located on the State Capitol Grounds. The photo depicts 29 miner's hats hanging on 29 white crosses.

A moment of silence will be observed at 3:01 p.m.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977