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.

 Nominations Sought for 2008 Swiggy Awards for Web Excellence


For the second year in a row, the Statewide Internet Group (also known as “SWIG”) is holding its Swiggy Award competition to recognize excellence in state website design.

The "Swiggy" is awarded to the top three websites nominated from within state government, K-12 schools, or higher education.  The purpose of the Swiggy Awards is to recognize state organizations' efforts in creating and maintaining well-designed, helpful, accessible and easy to use websites for the citizens of West Virginia.

Nominations will be accepted until October 1, 2008. 

An award-winning website should be aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. For state and federal organizations, websites must also be accessible – meaning they can be used by people with all types of disabilities. Websites must be nominated by the organization owning the website and should be visible to the public.

The SWIG is a user group of the state Information Technology Council (ITC).  Participation in SWIG is diverse and includes people from across the state responsible for maintaining, developing or coordinating websites at state agencies, in the K-12 school system, or in higher education.

To nominate a website and for more information on the contest, visit http://swig.wv.gov

Contact Information

Sarah Barnes