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 Commerce News Room

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

All West Virginia State Parks and Forests are open


October 02, 2013 - The federal government shutdown affects only national forests, parks and recreation areas...


McKee’s Sky Ranch, Moto Promo LLC present all-brands motorcycle event


July 24, 2013 - Preston County will host an American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association Ltd. event on July 25-28, 2013 at McKee’s Sky Ranch in Terra Alta, W.Va....


Siege of Fort Randolph set for weekend of May 17th


May 10, 2013 - The weekend of May 17th, the 11th annual Siege of Fort Randolph encampment and re-enactment will take place at Krodel Park in Point Pleasant, W.Va....


American Mountain Theater to air on PBS beginning in May


April 29, 2013 - American Mountain Theater variety show will begin airing on West Virginia Public Broadcasting Service in May...


Natural Resources Police Target Trash in Eastern Panhandle


April 19, 2013 - A “litter sweep” of five Eastern Panhandle counties has been completed by Natural Resources Police Officers of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources...


Governor Proclaims April Arbor Month


April 16, 2013 - Communities throughout West Virginia hold celebrations...


WVJIT and INNOVA partner to invest $1 million in sensor company R&D facility, technology development


March 26, 2013 - A combined loan totaling $1 million will help high tech sensor manufacturer Berkeley Springs Instruments (BSI), LLC to open a research and development facility in Morgan County and ready its newest sensor for market...


WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Putnam County Register for April 9 session on business fundamentals


March 22, 2013 - A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 9, in Winfield...


Deadline extended for Mountaineer Treeways program


March 19, 2013 - DOF provides trees for public plantings...


WVJIT invests $100,000 in The Fenton Group Funds to help revitalize iconic art glass manufacturer


March 14, 2013 - New funding and new ownership may revive a productive future for 107-year-old Fenton Art Glass Company in Williamstown...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory March 18-31


March 08, 2013 - Life and Limb: The Toll of The American Civil War; March Madness Rafting; “Our Civil War Heritage” – Escape to the Mountains 2013...


Spring forest fire season starts Friday, March 1, 2013


February 26, 2013 - As spring approaches, so does the threat of forest fires...


West Virginia WILD for January 2013 - A column by WVDNR Director Frank Jezioro


January 07, 2013 - January – The Month for “The Dogs”...


West Virginia lands trophy promotional opportunity with fishing show sponsorship


January 02, 2013 - West Virginia lands trophy promotional opportunity with fishing show sponsorship ‘Fly Rod Chronicles’ with West Virginia native Curtis Fleming to showcase state...


Governor Tomblin encourages eligible West Virginians to apply for the Weatherization Assistance program


October 29, 2012 - In the wake of severe weather associated with Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin reminds West Virginians of the Weatherization Assistance program for low-income families...


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