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 and First Lady add new tradition during Holiday Christmas Parties at the Mansion


Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Tomblin will host four holiday Christmas parties, along with a weekend open house at the West Virginia Governor’s Mansion beginning Friday, Dec. 10.

The first family has asked invited guests to bring nonperishable food items that will be donated to the United Way’s State Combined Campaign to help boost food pantries during the holidays. The holiday food drive is a new initiative created by the governor and first lady to assist with the fight against hunger in the Mountain State.

“If there is one characteristic that defines West Virginia and her citizens, it is our ability to share with each other. The holiday season is a time to come together with friends and family and it is also a great opportunity to do something for others. This holiday gathering is yet another way in which we can give back,” said Gov. Tomblin.

The items collected during this year’s holiday parties will be directed to the United Way State Campaign and will be distributed between the Mountaineer Food Bank and the Huntington Food Bank.

In addition to the four evening parties at the governor’s mansion, a holiday open house will be held on Sunday, Dec.12, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The holiday open house is open to the public.

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Jacqueline Proctor