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 Speaks at State Highway and Transportation Annual Washington Briefing

3/2/2010 ARLINGTON, Va. – Gov. Joe Manchin today addressed the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) during the 2010 Washington Legislative Briefing in Arlington, Va. 

AASHTO represents state transportation agencies in all 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and fosters the design, construction, maintenance, operation and management of an integrated national transportation system. AASHTO's 2010 Washington Briefing includes seminars on performance management, communications, transportation and the economy, the legislative outlook in Congress for transportation authorization and funding, and freight.

The governor focused on the importance of a sound transportation system and the challenges that face West Virginia and other states in times of continuing budget dilemmas. 

“West Virginia’s terrain presents unique transportation challenges for residents and visitors,” said Manchin.  “In West Virginia you have to drive to survive, and I am grateful for the opportunity to bring our concerns to the forefront at a national level.”
Manchin said, “Governors are looking for partnerships from the federal government to help maintain and preserve the nation’s surface transportation infrastructure,” and that “transportation investment is vital to the creation of jobs and the stabilization of our economy.”

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