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.

  Office of the Governor News Room

Below you will find a list of recent press releases issued by the Office of the Governor. Click on the title to view the full text of the press release.

Gov. Tomblin Appoints Deskins to Serve as 8th Circuit Family Court Judge


September 17, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of Sabrina L. Deskins as Family Court Judge for the 8th Family Court Circuit serving Mingo County...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Following Passing of Senator Keith Wagner


September 17, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued a statement following the passing of former State Senator Keith Wagner....


Governor Tomblin Appoints Zak to Serve as 11th Family Court Circuit Judge


September 15, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of R. Joseph Zak as Family Court Judge for the 11th Family Court Judicial Circuit serving Kanawha County....


Governor Tomblin, First Lady Tomblin Issue Statements on Anniversary of September 11, 2011


September 11, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today issued statements to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks...


Governor Tomblin Announces West Virginia to Participate in Day to Serve


September 11, 2014 - 'Day to Serve' kickoff in conjunction with AmeriCorps 20th anniversary...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Following WARN Notice By Patriot Coal


September 10, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued a statement following an announcement from Patriot Coal that the company has notified employees of potential layoffs at its Corridor G complex in Boone County....


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Following Administrative Action Regarding Senate Bill 373


September 09, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement after the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) filed an interpretive rule providing guidance on the implementation of Senate Bill 373. ...


Governor Tomblin Announces Recommendations for Appalachian Regional Commission Grants


September 08, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced recommendations for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Investment Program grants...


Governor Tomblin Announces Appointments to Public Water System Supply Study Commission


September 04, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today appointed four members to the Public Water System Supply Study Commission, part of Senate Bill 373 - the Water Resources Protection Act - which was signed into law earlier this year. ...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Following Dominion Announcement


September 02, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement after an economic development announcement from Dominion....


Governor Tomblin Announces Arts and Historic Preservation Grant Awards


August 27, 2014 - Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced the awarding of $1,441,760 in grant funds to support arts and historic preservation programs and individuals statewide. ...


Governor Tomblin Announces New Jobs in Hardy County


August 26, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined American Woodmark Corporation in announcing a major expansion of the company's Moorefield, West Virginia cabinet-manufacturing facility. ...


Governor Tomblin Announces Highways' First Public Private Partnership Project


August 26, 2014 - A 3.3-mile section of the Coalfields Expressway will connect Mullens to existing sections already under construction and, when complete, open the expressway from I-64/I-77 to Mullens (nearly 19 miles)....


Governor Tomblin Announces Division of Justice and Community Services Grant Awards


August 22, 2014 - Grant funds to support 157 programs across West Virginia...


Gov. Tomblin Announces West Virginia to Receive Grant Funding for Workforce Development


August 15, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced West Virginia was selected by the National Governors Association (NGA) to receive grant funding and additional support to expand workforce education and training programs. ...


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