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 Praises Alsop for Strong Leadership During Tenure as Chief of Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced his Chief of Staff, Rob Alsop, will leave the Governor's Office this spring. Alsop, who joined the Governor's Office when Tomblin began serving in November 2010, was praised for his leadership, thoughtful deliberative processes, and his ability to establish common ground.

"Without question, Rob is truly one of the hardest working public servants I have ever worked with under the Capitol dome," said Gov. Tomblin. "Rob never lost focus during his service and was a constant reminder of why we are here-to serve all West Virginians.

Alsop, also previously served as Secretary of Revenue for then Gov. Joe Manchin and then as Chief of Staff to Sen. Carte Goodwin. "Other than being a husband and father, serving as your Chief of Staff has been the most gratifying chapter of my life," said Alsop. "In the Governor's Office, we have the ability to positively affect the lives of thousands of people every day."

Tomblin announced that Charlie Lorensen, the Secretary of the Department of Revenue, will take over the role of Chief of Staff for Tomblin. Lorensen has served as Secretary since January 2011.

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