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 Virginia Commerce Presents 2013 Sponsorship of Outdoor Channel Show

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia Department of Commerce Cabinet Secretary Keith Burdette will introduce tonight the state's newest tool to promote tourism and development: "Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming." The presentation will take place tonight, Friday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. at the West Virginia Culture Center. The evening's program also includes an exclusive preview of an upcoming episode that pays tribute to West Virginia's fallen law enforcement and first responder heroes.
"The show shines a national spotlight on West Virginia's scenic beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities," said Burdette. "By touring our towns and talking to our people, the program will help viewers learn about the attractions, culture and heritage that make West Virginia 'almost heaven.'"

The West Virginia Department of Commerce has made the state a title sponsor of the 2013 broadcast season of the Outdoor Channel's "Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming" program. The sponsorship includes 13 original 30-minute episodes. Six shows will be filmed on streams, rivers or lakes in the state. West Virginia will be integrated into the other seven shows. Primary Commerce agencies contributing to the sponsorship and show content are West Virginia Development Office, Division of Tourism and the Division of Natural Resources' State Parks and Forests.

The show will be aired nationally during the week of January 20.

A native of Bridgeport, W.Va., Fleming travels the world to find and experience the best hunting and fishing.

The "Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming" 2013 season premiere, which aired Jan. 1, was filmed at West Virginia's Pipestem Resort State Park. The upcoming season of "Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming" also will shoot at several other locations around West Virginia including the Cranberry, Potomac and Greenbrier rivers.

The Outdoor Channel is known to sportsmen across the country and around the world for its programming on all aspects of the sporting life. Now in its 10th season, "Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming" boasts a viewership of nearly 1 million viewers per episode.

To learn more about "Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming" visit www.flyrodchronicles.tv. To find out more about West Virginia State Parks click www.wvstateparks.com.

Please visit the West Virginia Division of Tourism online at www.wvtourism.com or call 1-800-225-5982 for a free copy of the 2013 West Virginia Official State Guide.

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