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.

 State Information Technology Summit Begins Tuesday, Nov. 3

10/29/2009 CHARLESTON, W.Va.The West Virginia Office of Technology (WVOT) will host the West Virginia Information Technology Summit 2009, which is designed for Government and Business Leaders, information technology (IT) professionals, and customers who benefit from WVOT IT-services. The conference, which is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3 through Thursday, November 5 at the Charleston Civic Center, is open to those in both the public and private sectors.

Entitled “Bring ‘IT’ On,” this three-day conference will feature educational programs by tracks to suit the needs of specific audiences. A diverse range of vital and emerging topics will be presented by professional experts in the IT field, including Teri Takai, chief technology officer for the state of California; Cathilea Robinett, executive director for the Center for Digital Government and Center for Digital Education; and Gail Thomas-Flynn, general manager of Microsoft’s national U.S. State and Local Government Team.

In addition, nearly 50 vendors will be on-site to demonstrate and discuss the latest in information technology.  The NOREX pre-conference forum, “Roundtable Discussion of Technology Issues Facing Today’s IT Professionals,” will also be offered. 

To learn more and register for the conference, visit www.techconference.com. Online registration as well as registration on-site is available. Questions regarding the conference may also be directed to the Office of Technology at (304) 558-5472.

Contact Information

Diane Holley-Brown