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.

  Elected Officials

Below you will find a list of recent press releases relating to Elected Officials. Click Read More to view the full text of the press release.

Gov. Tomblin Announces Giant Birthday Cake to be Served during the State's 150th Birthday Celebration


June 18, 2013 - Giant Birthday Cake to be Served During the State's 150th Birthday Celebration. The celebration begins at 1:50 p.m., Thursday, June 20th. ...


GOVERNOR TOMBLIN FORMS NEW COMMISSION TO ADDRESS TRANSPORTATION NEEDS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


August 14, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued an executive order forming the West Virginia Blue Ribbon Highway Commission, a group tasked with studying the condition and needs of the state's transportation system and developing a long-term strategic plan of action....


Governor Tomblin Appoints Arthur Kirkendoll to Represent the 7th Senatorial District of the WV State Senate


November 15, 2011 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today appointed Arthur "Art" E. Kirkendoll to fulfill the remainder of the governor's term as a member of the West Virginia State Senate...


GOVERNOR APPOINTS FIVE INDIVIDUALS TO THE WEST VIRGINIA SESQUICENTENNIAL OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR COMMISSION


June 17, 2011 - CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of five individuals to the West Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission. The 13-member commission...


Governor Cancels Holiday Party Scheduled for this Evening


December 16, 2010 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced that the Holiday Christmas party scheduled for this evening at the Governor’s Mansion has been canceled due to inclement weather....


Governor and First Lady add new tradition during Holiday Christmas Parties at the Mansion


December 06, 2010 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Tomblin will host four holiday Christmas parties, along with a weekend open house at the West Virginia Governor’s Mansion beginning Friday, Dec. 10...


Governor Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered in Memory of Soldier


August 08, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin has ordered all U.S. and state flags displayed at state facilities lowered to half-staff the entire day of Monday, August 9, in commemoration of the distinguished life and service of Pfc. David Michael Smith...


Statement from the Governor's Office


August 06, 2010 - The Governor's Office today released the following statement: “The State of West Virginia was served this week with two federal subpoenas....


WEST VIRGINIA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS RECEIVE BROADFORM COVERAGE FROM BRIM


July 27, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin today announced West Virginia Volunteer Fire Departments (VFDs) will receive broadform insurance coverage through the Board of Risk and Insurance Management (BRIM) effective Sept. 1, 2010...


Governor Manchin Announces a 3.5% Interest Rate by the West Virginia Housing Development Fund


July 27, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin has announced that the West Virginia Housing Development Fund is offering a new mortgage program for West Virginia families that includes a 30-year fixed rate loan at approximately 3.5 percent....


Flood Victims Can Seek Tax Relief During Recovery Effort


July 16, 2010 - Through Executive Orders 4-10 and 7-10, Gov. Joe Manchin has suspended the state’s sales and use taxes for flood victims’ purchases and installation of mobile homes, house trailers, modular homes or similar ...


Governor Will Announce U.S. Senate Appointment Friday


July 15, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin will officially make an appointment to the vacant senate seat left due to the passing of longtime U.S. Senator, Robert C. Byrd tomorrow. The appointee will be in attendance and will also give remarks....


Governor Releases Legislation for the Upcoming Special Session


July 13, 2010 - CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Joe Manchin today released the special session legislation, which will clarify the state code on the succession process for the vacant senate...


Statement from the Governor Regarding the Alcan Vote


July 12, 2010 - I am extremely concerned. Alcan is an economic backbone to both Jackson County and its surrounding region, so it is very unfortunate that the workers...


West Virginia Receives Credit Rating Upgrade for Second Consecutive Year


July 12, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin is pleased that for the second consecutive year, a national rating agency has upgraded West Virginia’s credit rating on...