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 speaks to high schoolers about suicide prevention and bullying

9/10/2012
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Gov. Tomblin today spoke to students and teachers at Hedgesville High School about suicide prevention and bullying. The governor proclaimed this week as Suicide Prevention Week in West Virginia and urged all West Virginians to learn more about suicide warning signs.

"The school year is only a few weeks old, and West Virginia has already lost a young girl to suicide," said Gov. Tomblin. "Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for West Virginians between 15 and 24 years old. That's simply heartbreaking."

"As I told the students at Hedgesville High School this afternoon, each of every one of them is precious and has a bright future," Gov. Tomblin continued. "Preventing teenage suicide is a very important issue and one I care deeply about. This week, I ask all West Virginians to take time to learn about suicide warning signs and talk to the young people in their lives about this issue. Together, we can make a difference."

Before traveling to Berkeley County for his visit to Hedgesville, the governor spoke about suicide prevention in an event at the State Capitol. He was joined by legislators, education professionals and parents. Suicide prevention has been a priority for the governor since he took office.

In March, Gov. Tomblin signed the Jason Flatt Act of 2012, named in honor of a young man who took his own life in 1997 at age 16. After Jason Flatt's death, his family created the Jason Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to preventing youth suicide. The Foundation has developed a curriculum for students and informational seminars for parents and teachers, and is one of many organizations providing suicide prevention materials to West Virginians.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977