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.

  Division of Energy News Room

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

SBA Services Available To West Virginia Disaster Areas


June 04, 2009 - West Virginia residents and businesses in flood-damaged counties still have time to apply for disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA...


Allevard Sogefi to open new automotive filter production plant in Prichard


May 07, 2008 - Gov. Joe Manchin III joined Emanuele Bosio, CEO of Allevard Sogefi; Keith Drew and Pierre L’Alloret, general managers of Sogefi Filter Division; and local officials to announce today the company will invest $7 million to add production of engine filter......


Kureha Breaks Ground with New PGA Plant in West Virginia


April 08, 2008 - The groundbreaking ceremony for the Tokyo-based company’s new production plant took place April 7, 2008, at the DuPont site in Belle, W.Va. Kureha is investing more than $100 million in a new, wholly-owned subsidiary to build the plant dedicated to ......


Economic Census Forms Due Feb. 12


February 11, 2008 - The deadline for businesses to turn in their completed United States Economic Census forms is Feb. 12. Businesses that received the forms are required by law to respond. Companies can request assistance or a 30-day extension by visiting the U.S. Cens......


Census of West Virginia business starts Dec. 17


December 12, 2007 - The 2007 Economic Census gets underway in West Virginia on Dec. 17. Conducted once every five years, the survey measures America’s business activity from the national to the local level. The census forms will be mailed to more than 4 million business......


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