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.

  Transportation

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

Governor Tomblin Opens 24th DMV Regional Office


August 12, 2013 - To serve Summersville and surrounding communities...


Governor Tomblin Launches New Effort to Address Distracted Driving in W.Va.


July 01, 2013 - Turn it off. Put it down. Just Drive....


Governor Tomblin, State Transportation Secretary Mattox Launch Free Traveler Information System


December 12, 2012 - 511 enables travelers to "Know Before You Go"...


Governor Tomblin Announces Interstate 77 Re-Opened


December 12, 2012 - Roadway was closed due to Monday's gas line fire...


Governor Tomblin Launches Public Safety Campaign, "Don't let your last words be a text."


September 19, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today urged West Virginia drivers to use hands-free devices while driving...


State accepting registrations for fall Adopt-A-Highway cleanup


August 30, 2011 - The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting registrations for the Saturday, Sept. 24 Adopt-A-Highway Fall Statewide Cleanup...


Driver’s License Practice Exam Now Available for the iPad and iPhone


April 13, 2010 - Citizens interested in taking the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicle’s driver’s license...


Governor Speaks at State Highway and Transportation Annual Washington Briefing


March 02, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin today addressed the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) during the 2010 Washington Legislative Briefing in Arlington, Va....


Governor Requests a Federal Disaster Declaration for Dec. 18 Winter Storm


February 10, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin today requested for a federal disaster declaration to assist several counties that were affected by Dec. 18 winter storm that severely hampered transportation and left thousands of ...


Governor Requests Additional Time to Apply for Federal Snow Removal Help


January 14, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin has requested a 30-day waiver of the requirement to apply for a federal disaster declaration to President Obama, while officials...


Gas Tax Stabilization Bill Would Benefit State’s Communities


November 19, 2009 - West Virginia’s communities stand to benefit from millions of dollars in additional funding for roadway paving if the governor’s gas tax stabilization bill passes during the special legislative session currently under way....


Governor Manchin Announces More Than $6 Million in ARRA Grants


October 15, 2009 - Governor Joe Manchin, along with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the West Virginia Division of Highways, this week announced the awarding of 26 projects as part of the 2009...


Governor Announces West Virginia-Made Trucks Will Soon Help Maintain State Roads


August 20, 2009 - Gov. Joe Manchin, Yasuo Tanigawa, president of Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. (HMMUSA), Sen. Jay Rockefeller and West Virginia Department of Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox today announced...


Deputy Transportation Secretary Paul Turman To Return To Private Sector In September


July 15, 2009 - Gov. Joe Manchin today announced that Paul Turman, deputy secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation, is returning to the private sector and his own real estate development business effective Sept. 4....