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.

 West Virginians turn out in record numbers for spring cleanups

More West Virginians than ever volunteered this spring to help make the Mountain State shine. Close to 14,000 citizens participated in annual spring litter cleanups sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Protection and removed more than 450 tons of trash and debris from West Virginia’s landscape.

Numbers were recently finalized for the state’s Make It Shine and Adopt-A-Highway April cleanups. Both events are sponsored by the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) program and depend on volunteers for their success.

“Many West Virginians proudly offer their time throughout our state, annually, by volunteering to help clean up our state’s parks, roadways and streams,” Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said. “I’m thankful for their continued efforts to preserve the natural beauty of the place we love and call home. We couldn’t do it without their help.”

Make It Shine cleanups occurred across the state during the first two weeks of April and attracted a record 6,050 volunteers. There were 147 projects throughout West Virginia and citizens collected 438,115 pounds of litter, including 1,569 tires. The Make It Shine program began close to 25 years ago. The previous high number of volunteers was 4,795.

The Adopt-A-Highway cleanup occurred on April 27 and drew 7,917 volunteers to West Virginia’s roadways. They removed 474,250 pounds of trash from 1,626 miles of state road.

Contact Information

Tom Aluise
(304) 926-0499