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.

  Money & Taxes

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

OHCF Awards Funding for Land Conservation


February 19, 2013 - The West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund (OHCF) recently approved three projects in its first round of grant funding...


West Virginia exports up 43% in first half of 2011


August 24, 2011 - West Virginia’s exports increased by 43 percent in the first six months of 2011, compared to the same time period in 2010...


Governor Manchin Announces a 3.5% Interest Rate by the West Virginia Housing Development Fund


July 27, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin has announced that the West Virginia Housing Development Fund is offering a new mortgage program for West Virginia families that includes a 30-year fixed rate loan at approximately 3.5 percent....


Residents In Four Counties Eligible To Apply For Federal Disaster Unemployment Funds


July 08, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin has announced that Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits will be available to qualifying persons residing or working in Logan, McDowell, Mingo...


West Virginia Volunteer Fire Department Workers’ Compensation Group Members Announced


July 06, 2010 - West Virginia Department of Revenue Secretary Virgil T. Helton, under the direction of Gov. Joe Manchin, today announced the formation of the West Virginia Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) Workers’ ...


FARMERS’ MARKET VOUCHERS NOW AVAILABLE AT SENIOR CENTERS


July 01, 2010 - Senior citizens who qualify may begin signing up for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) at senior centers throughout the state, according to Comm...


Gov. Manchin Celebrates Donation of Jim Compton Elk River Public Access Site


June 30, 2010 - On Saturday, June 26, Gov. Joe Manchin led a public celebration recognizing the donation of land for a new public fishing access site on the Elk River...


Manchin Administration, Brickstreet agree to delay premium cost increase for VFD for one year


June 16, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin this evening joined Department of Revenue Cabinet Secretary Virgil Helton, Brickstreet Insurance CEO Greg Burton, West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Jane Cline, members...


Governor, Frontier, CWA Announce Plans for $310 Million Investment in State


June 15, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin today joined with representatives with Frontier Communications and Communications Workers of America (CWA) to announce that Frontier has agreed to guarantee a $310 million dollar ...


Governor Announces Records Management and Preservation Board Grants


May 26, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin today announced that the Records Management and Preservation Board (RMPB) has awarded more than $250,000 in grant funds to 28 county commissions across the state. The funds will go ...


Governor Joins Legislators, Education Officials and the Annenberg Foundation to Announce New Marsh Fork Elementary


April 30, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin today joined state legislators, representatives from the West Virginia School Building Authority and Charles Annenberg Weingarten, vice president and director of the Annenberg Foundation,...


Governor to Provide $5.5 Million More to Aged and Disabled Waiver Program


March 31, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin today announced that in addition to the $2 million increase provided for in the just-approved state budget, he will seek an additional $5.5 million to allow more West Virginia seniors to take ...


West Virginia’s Tourism Industry matches $1.8 million to attract visitors to the state


March 25, 2010 - West Virginia Tourism Industry projects totaling $3.6 million have been approved by the West Virginia Tourism Commission to receive matching...


State Law Library To Host Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic


March 17, 2010 - The State Law Library will host Legal Aid Pro Bono Supervising Attorney Catherine Eckley as she conducts a one-hour low-income taxpayer clinic at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24....


West Virginia Already Preparing for the Second Round of Race to the Top Funding


March 04, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) Thursday learned that its $80 million Race to the Top (RTTT) application was...