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 Presents Small Cities Block Grants for Fiscal Year 2012 Projects

12/12/2012
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today presented over $12.5 million in Small Cities Block Grant funds for 17 critical infrastructure projects. More than $66 million in other federal, state, and local funds will be leveraged to complete these projects-serving approximately 12,200 citizens, of which nearly 60 percent are low-and moderate-income individuals. More than 5,480 households in these communities will receive improved or new service as a result of these investments.
 
"The Small Cities Block Grants I presented today will help fund important infrastructure projects throughout our state-directly improving our communities," Gov. Tomblin said. "Having the necessary infrastructure in place makes West Virginia a better place to live and allows us to further promote economic development. I'm grateful for the strong local support that's helping these projects thrive."

The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides Small Cities Block Grant funds to the state. The Community Development Division of the West Virginia Development Office manages these funds.
 
BOONE COUNTY COMMISSION
$1,300,000

This $2.1 million project will extend water service to the Mud River Cox's Fork area of Boone County. Approximately 129 new households will benefit from this project.

BROOKE COUNTY COMMISSION
$400,000

This $9.8 million project will construct a centralized sewer collection system in the Mahan Lane, Eldersville Road, Bruin Drive, and Louise areas of Brooke County. Approximately 550 households will benefit from this project that will eliminate enforcement issues.

TOWN OF CHAPMANVILLE (Logan County)
$400,000

This $2.5 million project will improve reliability and enhance waters services to approximately 963 residential and small commercial customers in Chapmanville and the surrounding area.

FAYETTE COUNTY COMMISSION
$700,000

This $1.4 million project will extend water service to approximately 31 households in the Boonesborough area of Fayette County.

TOWN OF FLEMINGTON (Taylor County)
$1,300,000

This $4.7 million project will assist in making improvements to the Town of Flemington's sewer system. Approximately 181 households will benefit.

GILMER COUNTY COMMISSION
$1,300,000

This $3.2 million project will extend water service to approximately 104 households in the Cox's Mill area of Gilmer County.

TOWN OF HANDLEY (Kanawha County)
$480,000

This $738,000 project will upgrade the sanitary sewer system within the town and eliminate documented health issues. Approximately 171 households will be served.

LINCOLN COUNTY COMMISSION
$1,000,000

This $6.2 million project will assist the Lincoln County Commission in providing water service to approximately 240 households in the Big Harts area of Lincoln County.

LINCOLN COUNTY COMMISSION
$200,000

This $2.8 million project will extend water service to the Frances Creek, Copley Trace Branch, and Jim's Branch areas of Lincoln County. Approximately 84 households will benefit from this extension.

MINERAL COUNTY COMMISSION
$200,000
This $10.5 million project will allow the Mineral County Commission to extend water service and increase capacity to approximately 493 households within the Fountain Public Service District.

CITY OF MULLENS (Wyoming County)
$400,000

This $9.8 million project will benefit approximately 194 households by extending water service into the Ostego, Pierpoint and Maben areas in the western area of Mullens.

CITY OF PARSONS (Tucker County)
$1,000,000

This $1.5 million project will allow the City of Parsons to extend water service to the Moore and Porterwood areas of the city, as well as make improvements to the current system. Approximately 791 households who are currently experiencing water loss will benefit.

RANDOLPH COUNTY COMMISSION
$900,000

This $5 million project will assist the Randolph County Commission in extending sewer service to approximately 235 households in the Norton/Coalton area of Randolph County.

CITY OF ROMNEY (Hampshire County)
$1,000,000
This $16 million project will upgrade the sanitary sewer system as a part of Chesapeake Bay environmental requirements. Approximately 1,027 households will be benefit.

SUMMERS COUNTY COMMISSION
$200,000

This $2.3 million project will extend sewer service into the Meadow Creek area of Summers County. Approximately 73 households will receive new service.

UPSHUR COUNTY COMMISSION
$700,000

This $5.5 million project will allow the Upshur County Commission to extend water service to approximately 123 households in the Indian Camp and Kanawha Head areas of Upshur County.

WETZEL COUNTY COMMISSION
$1,100,000

This $3.6 million project is for the Wetzel County Public Service District No. 1, Phase IV Water Line Extension, which will extend water service to 94 households in the State Run Road, Eight Mile Road and surrounding areas of Wetzel County.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin or Catherine Zacchi
304-558-4977 or 304-957-9340