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 Tomblin Announces Appalachian Basin Natural Gas Vehicle Expo & Conference

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, joined by West Virginia Natural Gas and Oil Association (WVONGA), today announced the Capitol City will host the 2013 Appalachian Basin Natural Gas Vehicle Expo and Conference at the Charleston Civic Center, May 13-15, 2013.

"West Virginia is blessed with an abundance of natural gas, and our state has the opportunity to showcase our commitment to using this resource at the 2013 Appalachian Basin Natural Gas Vehicle Expo and Conference in 2013," Gov. Tomblin said. "I will invite 12 governors, who share in my commitment to operate state vehicle fleets on natural gas, to join us for this event. The Expo will provide the opportunity for cities, counties and private businesses from throughout the country to learn more about using this natural resource as a fueling option for their fleets."

"Governor Tomblin's dedication to converting the state fleet to natural gas vehicles will not only provide a cost savings on fuel but will give all West Virginian's a chance to embrace this fuel source that we can produce right here in the Mountain State," said Bob Orndorff, Board President of WVONGA. "Next year's expo and conference will showcase opportunities with conversion accessories, heavy equipment and vendors for West Virginians to learn from and explore."

Earlier this month, Gov. Tomblin brought together public and private sector transportation, government and natural gas industry experts to form the Natural Gas Vehicle Task Force. This task force is exploring the possibility of using clean burning natural gas to fuel West Virginia's transportation needs. Gov. Tomblin also has signed a memorandum of understanding, which involves 12 other governors, in support of using natural gas powered vehicles in the state fleet.

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