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.

  Science & Technology

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

Find ET (Extra Time) to Participate in the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Drake Equation Passport in Sept

August 26, 2010 - A month-long series of special events marks the 50th anniversary for the first modern Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) in the quest for ET...

Governor Presents Grants For Scientific Research

March 12, 2009 - CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Joe Manchin today presented 12 grants to help advance scientific research at West Virginia colleges and universities. The grants, which totaled more than $770,000, were funded competitively through the state’s Research Challeng......

Governor Announces Grants To Advance Scientific Research

December 19, 2008 - CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Joe Manchin today announced grants to help advance scientific discovery at West Virginia’s colleges and universities. The grants, which total nearly $710,000, were funded competitively through the state’s Research Challenge Fun......

Governor Unveils New Official State Web Site at http://www.wv.gov

May 27, 2008 - Gov. Joe Manchin III today announced the official launching of the state of West Virginia's new and improved Web site located at http://www.wv.gov. This Web site is the first nationwide to offer an education portal designed to improve access to the s......

Gov. Manchin signs bill to create statewide broadband development strategy

April 11, 2008 - Gov. Joe Manchin signed a new bill on April 10 designed to move West Virginia closer to meeting its goal of statewide high-speed Internet access by 2010. A map illustrating broadband service availability in the state was also released. HB 4637 estab......

Government Technology magazine honors First Lady for outstanding public-sector IT work

April 10, 2008 - Government Technology magazine recently named West Virginia First Lady Gayle Manchin one of this year's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers' for using technology to improve government....

Gov. Manchin Praises Legislature For Ending 8-Year Deadlock On Stream Protection

March 12, 2008 - Gov. Joe Manchin today called the 2008 Regular Session of the West Virginia Legislature a success, particularly noting the significance of the Legislature's work that eliminated the cumbersome "Tier 2.5 Status" designation for streams. This is a move t......

Thousands Of Bats Dying In Caves In Northeast

February 28, 2008 - Thousands of bats have been found dead or dying in caves and mines in New York state. The cause is a mysterious condition known as "White Nose Syndrome" because a white fungus is present on the muzzles of affected bats. The condition was first discov......