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.

 W.Va. Division of Tourism plans live webcast of Bridge Day BASE jumpers

South Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Tourism has partnered with the Bridge Day Committee to offer live streaming of BASE jumpers on Bridge Day this weekend.

The video will be broadcast on Tourism’s website, www.wvtourism.com, and on the event’s website, www.officialbridgeday.com from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., during the 33rd annual Bridge Day on Saturday, Oct. 20.

“Bridge Day is the largest extreme sports event in the world and draws thousands of visitors to the New River Gorge,” said Tourism Commissioner Betty Carver. “For those not able to attend this year’s event, we are excited to offer live footage of all the fun.”

Bridge Day marks the only day of the year when it is legal to walk across the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayette County. The event features food, vendors and excitement as hundreds of BASE jumpers and rappellers dare to parachute or hang 876 feet above the whitewater of the New River, the oldest river in North America.

For more information about the event, visit www.officialbridgeday.com. Visit the West Virginia Division of Tourism online at www.wvtourism.com or call 1-800-CALL WVA (1-800-225-5982).

Contact Information

Jacqueline Proctor, Division of Tourism; Cindy Dragan, Bridge Day or Joe Stevens, The Media Center
304-957-9312; 800-927-0263 or 304-720-5471