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.


West Virginia Workforce Investment Council

To ensure continuity of purpose and provide overall guidance in vision and direction to the Workforce Investment System, the following goals have been endorsed by the Governor: 1. To design and implement a comprehensive, fully integrated workforce development system that appropriately balances state and local roles, responsibilities and accountability and fosters true 'local partnering and ownership' for regional workforce development. 2. To assure every employee, job seeker and employer are aware of and have universal access and choice to the full continuum of available workforce development programs and services in West Virginia. 3. To leverage collaboration, public and private, at all levels and among all stakeholders that builds system capacity, optimizes resources and sustains measurable high performance throughout the system. 4. To ensure connectivity between West Virginia economic development initiative and goals and workforce development activities so as to match career opportunities and programs to well-defined and documented workforce needs that results in a truly skilled workforce. 5. To advance a system-wide customer focused, quality culture that is continuously improved. 6. To demonstrate appropriate accountability of organizations, individuals and processes throughout the system.

Contact Information

1900 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV 25305-0311
Phone: 877-967-5498
Fax: 304-558-7029

Agency Location