Not everyone was pleased with this change in the state motto.
A year later, Manchin bowed to public pressure.
Manchin: Make 'Wild Wonderful West Virginia' official slogan again. (USA Today, 9/18/2007)
Excerpt: When Manchin outfitted about 107 signs last year with the phrase "West Virginia Open for Business," members of the Republican Party called the slogan cheesy. A West Virginia University student later collected about 15,000 signatures in an online petition aimed at changing it. [Emphasis added.]