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.

 Governor Manchin Announces More Than $6 Million in ARRA Grants

10/15/2009 CHARLESTON-Governor Joe Manchin, along with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the West Virginia Division of Highways, this week announced the awarding of 26 projects as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act totaling approximately $6.3 million.

These grants will provide West Virginia communities with funding assistance for the design and development of non-traditional projects such as improving safety for pedestrians and bicyclists through the construction of sidewalks and trails.

Listed by county, grant recipients for 2009 ARRA funding include:

$329,000 to the City of Martinsburg for the Martinsburg Town Square Pedestrian Plaza

$200,000 to the City of Wellsburg for the Wellsburg Sidewalks 2009

$160,000 to the City of Huntington for the Downtown Huntington Pedestrian Corridor

$200,000 to the City of Mount Hope for the Mount Hope Sidewalks and Lighting 2009
$154,173 to the Town of Fayetteville for the New River Pedestrian Bridge Gateway Improvements
$250,000 to the City of Oak Hill for the White Oak Rail Trail Paving 2009

$138,000 to the Town of Rainelle for the Rainelle “Kanawha Boulevard” Sidewalks
$250,000 to the City of Ronceverte for the Ronceverte Main Street Sidewalks 2009

$264,000 to the Greenbrier County Commission for the Meadow River Rail Trail

$425,721 to the City of Clarksburg for the Clarksburg Historic Downtown Sidewalks 2009

$160,000 to the Corporation of Bolivar for the Bolivar School Sidewalks
$500,000 to the City of Ranson for the Ranson Fifth Avenue Streetscape Improvements

$525,000 to the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority for the Charleston Washington Street West Streetscape
$300,000 to the West Virginia Division of Highways for the Flinn Sidewalks

$80,000 to Lincoln County Schools for the Lincoln County Pedestrian Walkway Bridge

$160,000 to the Town of Man for the Man Sidewalks 2009

$400,000 to the City of Pleasant Valley for the Pleasant Valley Sidewalks 2009 (Pleasant Valley Road)

$250,000 to the City of Princeton for the Princeton Sidewalks 2009

$240,000 to the Town of Carpendale for the Carpendale Rail Trail 2009

$450,000 to the Town of Granville for the Granville Main Street Streetscape

$238,000 to the City of St. Marys for the St. Marys Washington Street Sidewalks 2009

$48,500 to the Town of Mabscott for the Mabscott Sidewalks

$220,000 to the Davis and Elkins College for the Davis and Elkins College Campus Improvements

$120,000 to the City of Spencer for the Spencer Sidewalks 2009

$63,172 to the Town of Addison/Webster Springs for the Baker’s Island Trail

$200,000 to the City of Parkersburg for the Little Kanawha Connector Trail


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