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.

 Smoked Salmon Being Recalled in West Virginia, Neighboring States

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is warning consumers that smoked salmon distributed at Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets is being recalled on concerns it might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The move comes after a recall by Ocean Beauty Seafoods and no illnesses have been reported, according to a release from Giant/Martin’s, whose West Virginia stores are located mainly in the Eastern Panhandle.

Specific products include:

Nathan’s Nova Salmon, 3 oz., UPC 7303080368, all sell by dates
Nathan’s Nova Salmon, 8 oz., UPC 7303080369, all sell by dates
Lascco Smoked Salmon, 3 oz., UPC 7284001703, all sell by dates

WVDA inspectors have been alerted to the recall and are on the lookout for affected product as they perform their regular duties.

Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of contaminated food can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract the disease, but it can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Ocean Beauty Seafood customer service at 1-800-368-7699. In addition, customers may call Giant/Martin’s Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 or visit www.giantfoodstores.com or www.martinsfoods.com.

Contact Information

WV Department of Agriculture