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 Makes Appointments To Independent Judicial Reform


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Joe Manchin today announced his appointments to the Independent Commission on Judicial Reform, including the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice, to serve as the Honorary Chairwoman.

“We are truly honored that Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has accepted my invitation to serve as the Honorary Chairwoman of this important commission,” Gov. Joe Manchin said. “She brings special expertise and a wealth of knowledge to this panel.”

The nine-member commission will be chaired by Carte Goodwin, former general counsel for Gov. Joe Manchin and currently an attorney at Goodwin & Goodwin. Other members include: Joyce McConnell, Dean of West Virginia College of Law; Sandra Chapman, President West Virginia State Bar; Thomas Heywood, Esq.; Marvin Masters, Esq. ; Mary McQueen, President National Center for State Courts; Andy MacQueen, Esq.; John McCuskey, Esq.; and, Caprice Roberts, Associate Dean West Virginia University College of Law.

“This Independent Commission on Judicial Reform is charged with evaluating West Virginia’s judicial system and its current practices,” the governor added. “All of the appointees are extremely qualified to serve on this commission, and I look forward to reviewing their findings and presenting them to the Legislature.”

The Commission will study the need for judicial reforms, such as, but not limited to: adopting a merit-based system of judicial selection, enacting judicial campaign finance reforms or reporting requirements, creating an intermediate court of appeals, proposing constitutional amendments or establishing a court of chancery.

The commission’s findings will be presented to the governor by Nov. 15, 2009.


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