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.

  Executive

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

Governor Tomblin Signs Executive Order Calling for Statewide Mine Safety Stand-Down


February 20, 2013 - Order follows the sixth fatal coal mine accident in past couple of months...


Governor Tomblin Praises 80th Legislature


March 10, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin tonight praised Senate President Jeff Kessler and Speaker of the House Rick Thompson along with members of the legislature for passing several pieces of landmark legislation during the 2012 Regular Session....


Governor Tomblin Issues a Statement on the Resignation of Cabinet Secretary Robert Ferguson


February 22, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement after receiving Cabinet Secretary of Administration Robert Ferguson's resignation letter, effective today, Feb. 22, 2012...


“Dinner Plus” packages at Hawks Nest State Park in January


December 13, 2011 - “Dinner Plus” joins the winter activities that continue at Hawks Nest State Park in Fayette County even during the major renovation and facility updates that have been ongoing since Nov. 1...


Door Buster Winter Rates at North Bend State Park


December 13, 2011 - North Bend State Park is encouraging people to visit and enjoy the park in the winter months with special off-season rates...


State Invests In Plans To Develop Small Scale Ethane-Based Chemical Plants


August 11, 2011 - The state's venture capital fund has finalized a deal to invest $250,000 in Aither Chemicals. The funding from West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust (WVJIT) will enable Aither to pursue plans to build plants to develop petrochemicals derived from ethane......


New Ad To Shine National Spotlight On West Virginia Businesses


July 27, 2011 - The West Virginia Development Office is taking its competition for new business investment to a new level: the national airwaves. The state will unveil its first national television commercial in support of economic development on the CBS and Golf Chan......


REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR JULY SERIES OF OSHA TRAINING CLASSES


June 30, 2011 - The West Virginia Division of Labor has scheduled Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training and compliance classes in July....


National conference coming to West Virginia


June 07, 2011 - West Virginia will host the 39th annual conference of the National Association of State Land Reclamationists (NASLR), Sept. 25-28 at Glade Springs Resort in Daniels....


Governor Orders U.S. And State Flags Lowered In Recognition Of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day


December 06, 2010 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered all U.S. and state flags displayed at state facilities lowered to half-staff the entire day of Tuesday, Dec. 7, in commemoration of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. ...


State Investments Yield a 16 percent return in Fiscal Year 2010


August 04, 2010 - Governor Joe Manchin, Revenue Secretary Virgil T. Helton and Investment Management Board Executive Director Craig Slaughter today announced that West Virginia Public Employees Retirement System earned 16 ...


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 ....


Chicken Nuggets Recalled On Fears Of Foreign Materials


July 21, 2010 - Consumers should beware of “Great Value Fully Cooked Chicken Nuggets,” which have been recalled by manufacturer Perdue Farms, Inc., after purchasers complained of finding small bits of blue plastic in the nuggets, according to West Virginia Commissioner...


West Virginia Tax Modernization Project Announces Next Meeting


July 21, 2010 - West Virginia Department of Revenue Secretary, Virgil T. Helton, and State Tax Commissioner, Craig A. Griffith, today announced the next meeting of the West Virginia Tax Modernization Project will take place ...