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.

 Preparations For State's 150th Birthday Celebration Underway at Capitol

Celebration begins at 1:50 p.m., Thursday, June 20th

Banners go up at the State Capitol in preparation for West Virginia's 150th Birthday Celebration.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced preparations for West Virginia's 150th birthday celebration at the State Capitol are underway. This morning the nine projectors that will be used to project "150 in 3-D: A Century and a Half of West Virginia Pride" onto the south face of the State Capitol were delivered and have been installed on scaffolding towers.
"The Capitol is buzzing with activity in preparation for the 150th birthday celebration. The arrival of the projectors is just one element of the preparation that is already underway," Gov. Tomblin said. "Weighing in at 210 pounds each and producing enough light to cover 10,000 square feet of the Capitol façade-these projectors are really something to see."
The 3-D films custom-crafted for projection onto the surfaces of iconic landmarks, without a screen, are a cutting-edge art form and have become a worldwide sensation. They have headlined marquee events such as the Queen's Jubilee, where a 3-D film was projected onto Buckingham Palace, and New Year's Eve in New York City, where the "screen" was the legendary Saks Fifth Avenue.
"150 in 3-D: A Century and a Half of West Virginia Pride" will be projected on the south face of the State Capitol, beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Each night they will conclude with a huge Zambelli fireworks show.
For a preview of the 3-D film or to view a complete schedule of events for the Capitol City celebration, visit: www.wv150.com.

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