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 Releases Regional and Local Education Efficiency Audits of West Virginia's Primary and Secondary Education System

1/10/2012
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the four regional and local school system audits conducted for the Education Efficiency Audit of West Virginia's Primary and Secondary Education System are now online.

Public Works LLC reviewed Taylor County Schools, Wyoming County Schools, Harrison County Schools and Regional Education Service Agency 7 (RESA) to identify inefficiencies and discover potential cost savings. Data from these audits support the state audit report released last week.

"Taylor, Harrison, and Wyoming school systems and RESA 7 were chosen because they give us an accurate depiction of our state's rural, suburban and urban learning environments. The findings are as much about those individual counties as they are about school systems of equal size and description throughout West Virginia," Gov. Tomblin said. "I want to thank the people of Taylor, Harrison, Wyoming and RESA 7 education systems for their participation in this effort and encourage all West Virginians to review and discuss these reports so we can begin to build the education system our children need to thrive in the future workplace."

A copy of the full reports can be found online on the governor's website at
www.governor.wv.gov/initiatives/Pages/ImprovingWestVirginiasEducationSystem.aspx.

Public Works and its partner firm, MGT of America, conducted the audit and held community events as well as conducted surveys and other assessment methods to complete the audit of the education system on the state, regional and local levels.

Contact Information

Jacqueline Proctor
304-558-2000