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.

Business

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.

Education

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.

Employment

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.

Family

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.

Health

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.

Tourism

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.

  Consumer Protection

Below you will find a list of recent press releases that relate to Consumer Protection. Click Read More to view the full text of the press release.

State Department of Agriculture Warns of Wide-Ranging Recall


November 04, 2013 - WV Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick is warning consumers of a recall on a wide variety of refrigerated, ready-to-eat salad products manufactured by Reser's Fine Foods of Beaverton, Ore...


Governor Tomblin Announces Food Tax To Be Eliminated July 1, 2013


July 01, 2013 - West Virginians to save $162 million...


The Elimination of the Food Tax


July 01, 2013 - This year as we celebrate West Virginia's 150th birthday, we've recognized many historic milestones...


Film Office Announces Guest Speakers for Huntington Workforce Training Seminar


June 17, 2013 - The West Virginia Film Office is pleased to announce that several industry professionals will participate in the Production Assistant Training Seminar on June 22-23 in Huntington....


Fresh Express Romaine Under Recall in West Virginia


August 28, 2012 - Fresh Express Inc. is recalling a limited quantity of 10-ounce “Hearts of Romaine” after a package of the product yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes...


West Virginia One of 11 States Affected by Salsa Recall


March 29, 2012 - Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass is warning consumers about a salsa recall affecting 11 states, including West Virginia...


Day-Long Agritourism Workshop Scheduled Ahead of Small Farms Conference


January 06, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) will sponsor an all-day Agritourism Workshop at the Waterfront Hotel in Morgantown Wednesday, February 29, 2012...


Department of Agriculture Seeking Agritourism Media Award Entries


January 06, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is seeking entries for the 2012 Agritourism Media Awards...


State's ON TRAC Revitalization Program to Accept New Community Applications


January 05, 2012 - Must attend Feb. 9 workshop to apply...


Governor Cancels Holiday Party Scheduled for this Evening


December 16, 2010 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced that the Holiday Christmas party scheduled for this evening at the Governor’s Mansion has been canceled due to inclement weather....


WVDA INSPECTIONS FIND RECALLED EGGS IN 18 LOCATIONS


September 02, 2010 - Eggs subject to a national recall have been found at 18 locations in West Virginia...


Press Conference Tomorrow with Governor Manchin and Attorney General McGraw


August 31, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin III, along with West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw, will discuss the Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday...


WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FINDS RECALLED EGGS IN STATE STORES


August 26, 2010 - Recalled eggs have been discovered at four stores in West Virginia, according to West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass...


Governor Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered in Memory of Soldier


August 08, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin has ordered all U.S. and state flags displayed at state facilities lowered to half-staff the entire day of Monday, August 9, in commemoration of the distinguished life and service of Pfc. David Michael Smith...


Statement from the Governor's Office


August 06, 2010 - The Governor's Office today released the following statement: “The State of West Virginia was served this week with two federal subpoenas....