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.

 State's ON TRAC Revitalization Program to Accept New Community Applications

1/5/2012
CHARLESTON, W.Va — For the first time since 2009, the West Virginia ON TRAC (Organization and Training for Revitalization and Capacity) program is accepting new community applications. A program of the West Virginia Development Office, ON TRAC helps towns with community improvement and development.

Before applying, community representatives must attend the ON TRAC application workshop. The mandatory workshop provides additional information about the program and techniques to help a community successfully apply for one of the few available competitive community slots.

The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 9, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at The Blennerhassett Hotel, 320 Market Street in Parkersburg. To register or for additional information, contact Nikki Williams at 304-957-2028 or mary.n.williams@wv.gov

ON TRAC is designed to help communities boost economic growth with evaluation, education and networking resources. Communities selected for ON TRAC will receive training in downtown or neighborhood revitalization, an assessment of strengths and weaknesses, access to an online library of databases and resources, action-planning services, telephone consultation, scholarship and grant information, technical design visits and participation in the mentoring program from the certified Main Street Programs.

ON TRAC was created by Main Street West Virginia but is not part of the national Main Street program. Communities must participate in ON TRAC for two years before applying to become a Main Street community. Currently there are 12 accredited Main Street Communities and 16 ON TRAC Communities in West Virginia.

Main Street West Virginia, a program of the West Virginia Development Office, focuses on economic revitalization of historic commercial districts by providing technical services, design assistance, and continuous training of board/committee members and program managers using the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Four-Point Approach®. The Four-Point Approach includes comprehensive work in organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring.

Contact Information

Monica Miller
304-957-2049