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 Welcomes Macy's

7/18/2012
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov Earl Ray Tomblin today welcomed Macy's Inc., to Berkeley County, W.Va. during a formal ribbon cutting ceremony. He was joined by Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Sen. Joe Manchin at the company's new distribution and fulfillment center in Martinsburg.

"It's terrific to see Macy's new distribution and fulfillment center officially opening its doors. The center will provide hundreds of good-paying jobs for West Virginians in the Eastern Panhandle." Gov. Tomblin said. "Macy's $150 million dollar investment speaks volumes to the positive business climate we've created in our state. That outstanding business environment and our world-class workforce are drawing attention from major companies around the world."

"We know why Macy's chose West Virginia for this incredible facility. It's because West Virginians are dedicated and hard-working," Sen. Jay Rockefeller said. "This is a tremendous investment in the future of the state and the workers here are embracing this exciting opportunity. I am excited to welcome Macy's new fulfillment center to Martinsburg. I know this is the start of a great partnership in the Eastern Panhandle."

"This is a great day for the Eastern Panhandle, all of West Virginia, and for Macy's," Sen. Joe Manchin said. "Macy's has discovered what we have all always known - West Virginia is a great place to do business. The thousands of jobs this distribution and fulfillment center will create will make a tremendous impact in our region, and we could not be more excited. I am so proud when I was Governor, we were able to bring a team together to make this opportunity possible, and that Governor Tomblin was able to fulfill it."

Macy's chose Martinsburg, W.Va. over 157 other potential locations and invested $150 million to establish its distribution and fulfillment center. Employees began filling orders received from Macy's online sales on June 29th. Macy's has begun hiring staff, and they expect to hire 900 permanent full-time, 300 permanent part-time and 700 temporary seasonal associates within the next five years.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977