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.

 Government Technology magazine honors First Lady for outstanding public-sector IT work


CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Government Technology magazine recently named West Virginia First Lady Gayle Manchin one of this year's "Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers" for using technology to improve government.

This award recognizes public officials who have displayed a strong commitment toward the use of information technology to improve the lives of the people they serve.  Don Pearson, vice president and group publisher of Government Technology magazine, praised the work of First Lady Gayle Manchin. "Your commitment to use technology to further the mission of West Virginia, and ultimately improve the lives of citizens deserves and demands recognition," Pearson said.

The first lady said she is honored to be selected for such an award. "This award represents the commitment of many people with whom I work in partnership to help bring the latest and most innovative technology to our rural communities here in West Virginia," Manchin said. "Technology will remain an essential part of our lives and is a core element to our future."

The first lady joins the ranks of other distinguished nominees across the nation.  Among those honored this year were California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, and several chief information officers, state emergency managers and agency directors. 

This year marks the seventh annual selection of Government Technology magazine's list of Top 25 outstanding achievers. According to the magazine, the Top 25 include people who cut through the public sector's traditional barriers to innovation, such as tight budgets and organizational politics, and instead implement changes that reshape government operations for the better. 

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