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.

 Gov. Tomblin Announces Departure of Director of Public Policy

4/2/2014 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the departure of his Director of Public Policy Hallie Mason.

"Without question, Hallie's incredibly vast skill set made her an integral part of my administration and while I'm sad to see her leave, I'm extremely grateful for her tireless dedication to West Virginia," said Gov. Tomblin.

"Serving as Governor Tomblin's Director of Public Policy has been a very satisfying and rewarding experience," said Mason.

"While it's difficult for me to leave the administration, I am excited to spend more time with my family and explore new job opportunities."

Mason, a native of Erie County, Pennsylvania, has served as a member of Gov. Tomblin's senior staff since his first day of office in November 2010. Mason completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science at WVU and received her Masters' Degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Hallie's career in public service began with the West Virginia Legislature's House Finance Committee, where she served nine years as a budget analyst. Before joining the Governor's staff, Mason served as a consultant on legislative procedure with various businesses holding interests in West Virginia.

Contact Information

Office of the Governor