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 Provides a Storm Update

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today encouraged all West Virginians to report any structural damage their homes and/or businesses sustained during last week's storm to their local emergency management office. The damage reports will be submitted to FEMA as additional documentation for the governor's request for a major federal disaster declaration. If granted, the declaration will provide both public and individual assistance. Such assistance would help our counties and cities, as well as our homeowners and small business owners in the hardest hit areas recover from the storm.

"I know there are some folks still waiting for their power to come back on. I'm staying in close contact with the power companies and want those customers to know I am continuing to devote all state resources to making sure all power is restored as soon as possible," Gov. Tomblin said. "I have seen firsthand the damage this storm has done to homes and businesses across the state, and I'm working to get our state some additional assistance. I've asked the President for a major federal disaster declaration. If granted, this declaration could provide our families and businesses the support they need to begin repairing their damaged homes and facilities. In order to demonstrate the destruction to FEMA, we need a complete listing of all damage in the state so I'm asking all West Virginians to report their damage to their county's office of emergency management as soon as possible.

"Please know that Joanne and I continue to pray for all those who have been affected the storm. We will do everything we can to help as you begin cleaning up the mess Sandy left behind."

State resources continue to be devoted to the hardest hit areas. Local emergency management offices remain open and are now assisting with damage assessments. We are down to approximately 15,000 customers without electricity, and shelters remain available in the affected areas.

For a complete listing of county offices, please visit our storm update page at www.governor.wv.gov.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin