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.

 West Virginia Teachers' Retirement System Receives National Award For Excellence

3/11/2009 CHARLESTON, W.Va – The West Virginia Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) was recently named the 2009 Plan Sponsor of the Year, by PLANSPONSOR magazine for leadership in providing a more secure retirement for workers.

According to the magazine, Plan Sponsor of the Year winners are distinguished for demonstrating strong investment performance, rigorous corporate governance and an enduring commitment to participant education. West Virginia’s TRS is this year’s Public Sector/State recipient of the award.

In addition to the West Virginia Teachers' Retirement System's recognition in the Public Sector/State category, the magazine honored Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company (Corporate Sector); WellSpan Health (Nonprofit); and the City of Los Angeles (Public Sector/Municipality or Local Government).

"With our partnership with the West Virginia Investment Board and our dedicated, hard-working staff, the Consolidated Public Retirement Board (CPRB) is pleased that our Teachers' Retirement System has been recognized for this distinct honor," said CPRB Executive Director Anne Lambright.  "We always place our members and retirees first in every decision we make, which ensures that a positive and progressive path is followed in the management of all of our retirement systems."

The Plan Sponsor of the Year recipients will be recognized at PLANSPONSOR's annual Awards for Excellence dinner in New York on April 2, 2009, and will also be featured in the March issue of its magazine.

PLANSPONSOR magazine is the nation's leading authority on retirement issues and benefit programs. This publication provides comprehensive news and commerce services dedicated solely to helping employers and financial advisers navigate the complex world of retirement plans and benefit programs on behalf of their employees or clients.

About the Award

Previous recipients have included M. A. Mortenson Company; the YMCA Retirement Fund; the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System; the State of Hawaii; Oregon Public Employees’ Retirement System; American Airlines; IBM; the United Methodist Church; Gary Amelio, Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board; David Bronner, Head of the Retirement Systems of Alabama; the FDNY Pension Fund; and General Motors Asset Management’s Allen Reed.

Contact Information

Diane Holly