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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

 Deputy Transportation Secretary Paul Turman To Return To Private Sector In September

7/15/2009 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Joe Manchin today announced that Paul Turman, deputy secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation, is returning to the private sector and his own real estate development business effective Sept. 4.

“Paul brought a wealth of experience and knowledge from the private contracting industry to the Department of Transportation and the Division of Highways,” Manchin said. “In the time he has served the agency, we’ve been able to accomplish far more for far less taxpayer money by incorporating his business philosophy into the planning and decision-making process.”

Turman and Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox led the Department of Transportation in establishing a six-year plan for highway construction projects and let to contract more than $500 million in construction projects each year during his tenure. County highway budgets have increased by more than $25 million each year, as well.

The Transportation department improved its budgeting process and expenditure forecasting by coordinating with contractors and has saved money and operated more efficiently by reducing inventory and equipment without cutting services to any agency.

Mattox said that Turman has been a real asset for development of the state’s highway infrastructure. “Because of the management system Paul has helped us to put in place, and through running the department like a business, we have a tremendous track record for contracts that have been let and awarded,” Mattox said.

Turman said he has been honored to serve in his position and that he is proud of the accomplishments and efficiencies put in place the last few years. “I think we have established priorities and goals that will remain in effect for years to come,” Turman said. “I’m eager to spend more time with my family and to return to my business; however it has been an honor and a pleasure to work for the governor and people of West Virginia.”

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