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.

  Family, Home and Community

Below you will find a list of recent press releases that relate to Family, Home and Community. Click Read More to view the full text of the press release.

Governor Tomblin Announces WVCHIP to be available for dependents of state employees


August 22, 2013 - Coverage anticipated to begin July 1, 2014...


Gov. Tomblin Announces Giant Birthday Cake to be Served during the State's 150th Birthday Celebration


June 18, 2013 - Giant Birthday Cake to be Served During the State's 150th Birthday Celebration. The celebration begins at 1:50 p.m., Thursday, June 20th. ...


First Lady to Honor Military Children and Families at Community Picnic


April 19, 2012 - West Virginia's Promise and Rock Lake Community Life Center to host "Red, White and Blue BBQ" ...


First Lady Honors Military Children and Families at Community Picnic


April 19, 2012 - West Virginia's Promise and Rock Lake Community Life Center host "Red, White and Blue BBQ"...


Special Summer Events and Programs at North Bend State Park


April 16, 2012 - Families and friends will find a nice variety of special programs and evening entertainment at North Bend State Park this summer...


Friday the 13th Starts Lucky Weekend for W.Va. State Parks Fans


April 12, 2012 - Friday, April 13 finds a variety of events and activities at West Virginia’s state parks and forests, according to Ken Caplinger, Chief of West Virginia’s state park...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Feb. 20 – March 4


February 16, 2012 - 2012 Gardner Winter Music Festival, 18th Century Firearms and Accoutrements Trade Show, 22nd Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, The Official Blues Brothers Revue...


Stay at a W.Va. State Park on Valentine’s Day, February 14


February 10, 2012 - Tuesday, Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day and Pipestem Resort and other West Virginia state parks are offering a sweet 50 percent off room rate to celebrate...


Outer Space, Western Dance and more at W.Va. State Parks Jan. 20 - 22


January 11, 2012 - Winter brings many events of interest to West Virginia’s state parks the weekend of Jan. 20, according to Sissie Summers, state parks programming services coordinator...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Jan. 9-22, 2012


December 30, 2011 - Lore and Tracking Weekend; Upper Potomac Fiddle Retreat; Battle of Droop Mountain Dinner Theatre Presentation...


Department of Agriculture Honors Farm City Week Poster Contest Winners


December 21, 2011 - West Virginia students in kindergarten through sixth grades recently participated in the West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s (WVDA) Farm-City Week poster contest...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Dec. 26, 2011 – Jan. 8, 2012


December 16, 2011 - The Nutcracker; 17th Annual GoodNight Celebration; New Year’s Eve Celebration; New Year’s Celebration; Little Princess Ball; WVSO’s Montclaire String Orchestra ...


Tygart Lake Lodge starts 2012 with year-round operations


December 15, 2011 - Tygart Lake State Park lodge and restaurant will no longer close during the winter and now will be a year-round operation...


New Senior Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Available


December 15, 2011 - The new Senior Lifetime Hunting, Trapping and Fishing License, which becomes effective January 1, 2012, is now available for purchase, according to DNR Director Frank Jezioro...


“Dinner Plus” packages at Hawks Nest State Park in January


December 13, 2011 - “Dinner Plus” joins the winter activities that continue at Hawks Nest State Park in Fayette County even during the major renovation and facility updates that have been ongoing since Nov. 1...