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 Signs Substance Abuse Bill

3/29/2012
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Today Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin visited Prestera Center in Huntington, Bond's Pharmacy in Lubeck and Patterson's Drug Store in Martinsburg to discuss his groundbreaking new substance abuse legislation.

"Prescription drug abuse in our state is a pervasive problem with tragic consequences," said Gov. Tomblin. "We have lost far too many of our fellow West Virginians to drug overdoses, and drug addiction leads to other crimes like robberies and home invasions. That's why I fought so hard for this new law. It cracks down hard on the underlying causes of our state's drug crisis. I'm proud that we're tackling this problem head-on, and I'm confident that this legislation will save lives."

Senate Bill 437 includes the following critical reforms:
  • New prescriptions will be recorded in a statewide database within 24 hours of being dropped off, to stop patients from collecting duplicate prescriptions from different doctors;
  • West Virginia will impose the nation's strictest yearly purchasing limit for pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient in meth;
  • Controlled substances dispensed directly from a doctor's office will be limited to two 72-hour doses per patient in a 15-day period; and
  • Consumer protections against illegitimate online pharmacies will be strengthened.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977