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 Issues a Statement on the Resignation of Cabinet Secretary Robert Ferguson

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement after receiving Cabinet Secretary of Administration Robert Ferguson's resignation letter, effective today, Feb. 22, 2012.

"The Department of Administration is a customer service organization, ensuring that their state employees have the tools needed to properly and efficiently serve constituents. Over the past seven years, Robert Ferguson has managed the demands of the department and guided its agencies on multiple projects that advanced the state, including the recent OPEB solution. As he departs for the next chapter of his career, I thank Rob for his ongoing commitment to the state of West Virginia," said Gov. Tomblin.

In his resignation letter, Secretary Ferguson cited personal reasons for his decision and discussed his appreciation for his colleagues.

"I truly have been blessed that I have been surrounded by a host of remarkable people," Sec. Ferguson said. "Their courage, commitment, leadership and followership allowed us to realize great achievements."

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