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.

  Education

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

First Lady Tomblin to Visit Herbert Hoover High School


October 18, 2013 - in Celebration of Statewide College Application and Exploration Week...


First Lady Tomblin Celebrates College Application and Exploration Week During Visit to Herbert Hoover High School


October 18, 2013 - First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin visited Herbert Hoover High School today to assist senior students in completing college applications and to encourage younger students to plan early for college and a career...


Gov. Tomblin and Chancellor Hill Announce the Launch of Pilot Project to Offer College Counseling by Text Message


September 16, 2013 - Available through 14 high schools and in partnership with 4 colleges...


Gov. Tomblin Announces McDowell County Middle School Students to Receive Laptop Computers


September 05, 2013 - One of ten projects funded through West Virginia's Appalachian Regional Commission grants...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Four to the Higher Education Policy Commission


August 23, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced his appointments to the Higher Education Policy Commission...


Governor Tomblin Welcomes Students Back to School


August 07, 2013 - Berkeley County dedicates its first new high school in 58 years...


Governor Tomblin Praised W.Va. Students for Completing Prestigious Oak Ridge Summer Science Program


July 31, 2013 - Governor Earl Ray Tomblin praised four West Virginia students who were chosen to attend a prestigious summer science program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee...


Governor Tomblin Encourages Commission on Middle Grades to Study Best Practices


July 30, 2013 - Commission to help raise student achievement...


Governor Tomblin Creates the W.Va. Early Childhood Planning Task Force


May 13, 2013 - Executive Order 5-13 calls for study of early childhood education...


Governor Tomblin Encourages Schools to Apply for National Champion School Designation


April 11, 2013 - Three $100,000 Live PositivelyTM Fitness Centers to be awarded...


Governor Tomblin Signs Landmark Education Reform Bill into Law


April 10, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined legislators, education advocates, as well as business and labor leaders to sign the landmark education reform bill, Senate Bill 359, into law...


Governor Tomblin Forms Middle Grades Commission as Part of Education Reform


March 11, 2013 - Commission will study and develop recommendations for improving student achievement...


Governor Tomblin Presents West Virginia Teacher of the year with a New Car and Check


February 15, 2013 - Sponsored by Toyota Motor Manufacturing of West Virginia and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield ...


Governor Tomblin Requests State Board of Education Take Leadership Role in Education Reform


February 15, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin last night presented his legislative agenda and proposals regarding education reform during the 2013 State of the State Address and sent a letter to the West Virginia State Board of Education...


Governor Tomblin Asks West Virginians to Observe Statewide "College Colors Day"


October 02, 2012 - In support of college planning and awareness initiative...