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 sends letter requesting budget adjustment to House and Senate leadership

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin sent a letter of request to House and Senate leadership requesting budgetary adjustments to the governor's previously submitted budget document for fiscal year 2014.

"Since submitting my proposed budget, we've continued to look at our finances," Gov. Tomblin said. "I'm pleased to restore previously reduced funds to several education programs while maintaining our fiscal responsibility to the people of this great state."

Included was funding related to the passage of Senate Bill 359 - the Governor's Education Bill for the teacher loan assistance program and the "Preparation for Tomorrow" model vocational-technical educational programs. The adjustments also restored some of the 7.5 percent FY 2014 proposed budget reductions to the State Department of Education's budget.

The governor's budget adjustment provides more than $15 million of general revenue funds for various educational initiatives and other state government expenditures. To read the letter in its entirety click here.

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Amy Shuler Goodwin