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 Requests a Federal Disaster Declaration for Dec. 18 Winter Storm

2/10/2010 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Joe Manchin today requested for a federal disaster declaration to assist several counties that were affected by Dec. 18 winter storm that severely hampered transportation and left thousands of West Virginians without electricity and heat for several days.

“I spoke with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today and asked for her department’s and the president’s assistance, as the state braces to make it through yet another weather storm,” Gov. Joe Manchin said. “The secretary is concerned and she assured me that her department has been monitoring our area and the storms over the past few weeks. I appreciate her call and her willingness to assist us in any way possible.” 

The counties included in the official request are: Boone, Calhoun, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, McDowell, Mingo, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Ritchie, Roane and Wyoming. The initial damage estimates exceed $3 million. 

However, as more information is gathered in the coming days, the governor could request additional counties be added to the federal disaster declaration.

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Jimmy Gianato