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.

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

5/27/2008

CHARLESTON, W.Va – Gov. Joe Manchin III today announced the official launching of the state of West Virginia's new and improved Web site located at www.wv.gov.

This Web site is the first nationwide to offer an education portal designed to improve access to the state’s many education resources. In addition, new features of the site include an innovative design reflecting the wild and wonderful mountain state; enhanced information and online services; live help access; and a new Google search.

The state's new site is focused on improving access to government services for businesses and citizens in the state.  “As governor of West Virginia, one of my top priorities is to simplify how citizens and businesses may interact with government agencies,” said Governor Manchin. “The state’s new service-oriented Web site will save our citizens time and money by finding what they need online rather than waiting in line at a government office.”

The new education support portal is the result of the work of the 21st Century Jobs Cabinet, which was formed in 2006 to focus on promoting a seamless education system that connects every level of education from early childhood to graduate study. It encompasses job training and lifelong learning – enhancing and supporting the state's job creation and economic development efforts.

 

 

“Currently, students, parents and our workforce who are interested in furthering their education have to hunt for information across several Web sites," said First Lady Gayle Manchin, who serves as co-chair the 21st Century Jobs Cabinet.  “By adding this education feature to the state’s new Web site, it is easier for citizens to locate and utilize the numerous educational offerings available across the state.”

The new Web site was built without using taxpayer dollars by leveraging an innovative public-private partnership between the state and West Virginia Interactive, a subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC.  Additional services are slated to be released in the upcoming months to further streamlining citizen access to government services and saving taxpayer dollars.

About WV.gov

WV.gov is the official website of the State of West Virginia (http://www.wv.gov) and is the result of an innovative public-private partnership between the state and West Virginia Interactive.  West Virginia Interactive works with government agencies to build and manage interactive online services and is a subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).

About NIC

NIC manages more eGovernment services than any provider in the world. The company helps government communicate more effectively with citizens and businesses by putting essential services online. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for 2,900 state and local agencies that serve more than 69 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com.

Contact Information

Diane Holley
(304) 558-0661