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 Presents More Than $7 Million in Transportation Enhancement Grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and the West Virginia Division of Highways, today presented $7,036,864 in federal funds awarded to 36 projects as part of the 2012 Transportation Enhancement Grant Program.

The West Virginia Transportation Enhancement Grant Program is a federal-aid program of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration. The program provides annual funding, through the Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) legislation, to West Virginia communities for non-traditional transportation projects such as improving safety for pedestrians and bicyclists through the construction of sidewalks and trails, acquisition of scenic or historic sites, preserving historic resources and stimulating tourism development.

Funds were awarded to the following:

Boone County
Main St. Streetscape 2012, $200,000

Brooke County
Charles St. Streetscape 2012, $164,000

Brooke & Hancock counties
Panhandle Rail Trail Extension 2012, $100,000

Cabell County
City of Huntington Heritage Station Revitalization 2012, $38,400
Old Main Corridor 2012, $500,000

Fayette County
Virginia St. Sidewalk 2012, $80,000

Fayette & Greenbrier Counties
Meadow River Rail Trail 2012, $250,000

Grant County
Town of Bayard Sidewalks 2012, $24,000

Greenbrier County
Main St. Streetscape 2012, $158,400
Kanawha Ave. Streetscape 2012, $240,000
Lewisburg U.S. 219 N. Sidewalk Project 2012, $300,000

Greenbrier & Monroe Counties
Alderson Memorial Bridge Understructure 2012, $360,000

Harrison County
Charles St. Sidewalk Project 2012, $183,650
Town of Lumberport Jones Run Rd. 2012, $168,000
Nutter Fort Sidewalk 2012, $80,000

Jackson County
South Court St. Revitalization 2012, $154,800

Kanawha County
Washington St. W. Streetscape 2012, $529,668
St. Albans Streetscape 2012, $245,000
Nitro Streetscape 2012, $300,000
Dunbar Downtown Streetscape 2012, $278,208

Marion County
Farmington Pedestrian Access 2012, $80,000
Pleasant Valley Sidewalk 2012, $112,000
New Trail Development, Barrackville to Mannington 2012, $280,000
White Hall U.S. 250 Sidewalk 2012, $90,000

Mason County
Town of Mason Sidewalk Project 2012, $320,000

McDowell & Raleigh counties
Coal Heritage Survey 2012, $50,000

Monongalia County
Morgantown Walnut St. Streetscape 2012, $350,000
Westover Dunkard Ave. Sidewalks 2012, $240,000

Morgan County
Town of Bath Streetscape 2012, $380,000

Preston County
Terra Alta Trail Amenities Project, $24,000

Putnam County
Hometown Park/Valley Park Scenic By-Way Improvements 2012, $65,600

Randolph County
Elkins Crosswalk Safety Project 2012, $115,920

Roane County
Spencer Streetscape 2012, $120,978

Wirt County
Town of Elizabeth Sidewalk Improvements 2012, $86,240

Wood County
Williamstown Sidewalk Improvements 2012, $200,000

Sesquicentennial Highway Historical Marker 2012, $168,000

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin