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.

Business

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.

Education

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.

Employment

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.

Family

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.

Health

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.

Tourism

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 Speaks With Senator Byrd, Meets With Top Aides During Washington Visit

7/7/2009

WASHINGTON – Following up on a request from U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, Gov. Joe Manchin today met with the senator’s top aides and briefed them on the state’s financial condition and provided an update on state highway projects during a visit to the senator’s office. Gov. Manchin also spoke by telephone with Sen. Byrd, who is recuperating from an illness at his home near Washington.

The governor traveled to Washington with State Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox and State Highway Engineer Marvin Murphy.

“Sen. Byrd asked for me to bring him and his staff up to speed on our highway needs and other pressing issues with which he can help,” Manchin said. “He wanted to know where we ended the fiscal year, what concerns we have and the priorities we see for West Virginians – kind of a mid-year State of the State.

“I was very pleased to speak with Sen. Byrd and I’m happy to report that he is doing better and he’s giving us direction and orders as he always does. The first thing he wanted to know was our status on finishing Corridor H.”

In addition to the meeting with Sen. Byrd’s staff, the governor was in Washington to take his oath of office as a member of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation Board of Trustees. The prestigious James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 for the purpose of improving teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools. The Foundation is an independent agency of the Executive Branch of the federal government and its Board of Trustees is chaired U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Contact Information

Jama Jarrett or Melvin Smith
304-558-2000