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.

  Department of Administration News Room

Below you will find a list of recent press releases issued by the Department of Administration. Click on the title to view the full text of the press release.

West Virginia Counties Meet Gov. Manchin’s Cleanup Initiative


August 03, 2010 - All 55 West Virginia counties have successfully met Gov. Joe Manchin’s three-year initiative ....


Konami And WV Games For Health Launch The 2010 Dancedance Revolution West Virginia State Championship Tournament


February 09, 2010 - Officials of the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA), West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia Games for Health Project ...


State Information Technology Summit Begins Tuesday, Nov. 3


October 29, 2009 - The West Virginia Office of Technology (WVOT) will host the West Virginia Information Technology Summit 2009, which is designed for Government and Business Leaders, information technology (IT) professionals, ...


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


October 08, 2009 - The West Virginia Office of Technology announced today that online registration for the free informational seminar on cyber security, risk management...


Cabinet Secretary Ferguson Appoints Sara Walker to Lead the West Virginia Division of Personnel


September 08, 2009 - Cabinet Secretary Robert W. Ferguson, Jr. announced the selection of Sara P. Walker to serve as director of the West Virginia Division of Personnel, effective today....


Department of Administration Names Paulson as General Counsel


September 08, 2009 - Cabinet Secretary of Administration Robert W. Ferguson, Jr. today announced the appointment of Robert P. Paulson of Charleston as general legal counsel for the West Virginia Department of Administration....


Nascio Selects WV Office Of Technology As Finalist In 2009 Recognition Award For Outstanding Achievement In State IT


August 20, 2009 - Department of Administration officials announced today that the West Virginia Office of Technology was selected as a finalist in the 2009 Recognition Awards...


State Helicopter Used to Rescue Child in Greenbrier County


April 17, 2009 - The State Aviation Division of WV Department of Administration announced today the rescue of an 11-year-old autistic male child who was reported missing in the woods near his home in Greenbrier County....


West Virginia Teachers' Retirement System Receives National Award For Excellence


March 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......


PEIA Finance Board Approves Plan For Fiscal Year 2010


December 04, 2008 - CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) Finance Board today adopted PEIA’s health care finance plan for fiscal year 2010, which includes necessary increases in members’ monthly premiums to help cover rising health care costs.......


Brim’s Chuck Jones Elected To National Post


November 26, 2008 - CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Chuck Jones, Executive Director of the state Board of Risk Insurance Management (BRIM), was recently elected president of the State Risk and Insurance Management Association (STRIMA). STRIMA is a national organization of insurance p......


Governor's Job Fair Set for Thursday, Oct. 2, in Martinsburg


September 30, 2008 - Charleston, WV - The Governor's Job Fair, aimed at providing job seekers with information on state government employment opportunities, is scheduled for Thursday. October 2, at the Morgan National Guard Armory ar 2096 Kelley Island Road in Martinsburg....


Attorney General Invests In Prosecution Training To Combat Drug Crimes


September 17, 2008 - CHARLESTON, W.Va – West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute officials announced today that a $100,000 contribution from Office of Attorney General Darrell McGraw was received to reimburse prosecuting attorneys and assistant prosecutors who atten......


Governor's Job Fair Offers Information On State Government Careers


August 13, 2008 - Department of Administration officials announced today a series of Governor's Job Fairs to be coordinated throughout the state, beginning later this month. These fairs will provide job seekers with information on employment opportunities within state ......


Department Of Administration Cabinet Secretary Robert Ferguson Jr. Selected As 2008 Toll Fellow


June 05, 2008 - Cabinet Secretary Robert W. Ferguson, Jr. of the Department of Administration is one of 40 emerging state leaders from across the nation selected for the prestigious Toll Fellowship Program, sponsored by The Council of State Governments, September 27 –......


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