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.

 Online Registration To Close On Oct. 16 For West Virginia Office Of Technology’s Cyber Security Seminar (Oct. 19)

10/8/2009 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Office of Technology announced today that online registration for the free informational seminar on cyber security, risk management and privacy issues, sponsored by the West Virginia Office of Technology will close on Friday, October 16, 2009. This event will be conducted from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, October 19, at the West Virginia Culture Center, in Charleston.

The program is targeted for public sector officials and employees, although the general public and private sector companies are also encouraged to attend.

Gov. Joe Manchin is scheduled to attend to proclaim October as National Information and Cyber Security Month in West Virginia. The governor will be joined by the state’s Chief Technology Officer Kyle Schafer and other privacy and emergency management officers within West Virginia.

In addition to the Governor and state officials, featured speakers and guests for the event include:

·          Ira Winkler, author of “Zen and the Art of Information Security” and “Spies Among Us;”

·          Patrick Gray, senior security strategist at Cisco and a 20-year veteran of the FBI, to focus on threat vectors and risks of public sector data; and

·          Perry Carpenter, Gartner research director on information security and privacy, on the value of information and cyber security awareness.

·          Greg Schaffer, Assistant Secretary of Cyber Security and Communication for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to discuss the importance of federal and state partnership for secure information systems.


Attendance is free; however, attendees are encouraged to pre-register at www.wv.gov/services/pages/infosec-conference.aspx, though on-site registration will be available at the event.

Contact Information

Diane Holley-Brown