City of Republic
A Hawthorn Foundation member since 2015.
The City of Republic’s Planning and Economic Development Department represents Republic in Missouri’s Springfield Region. The department’s mission is to serve the citizens of Republic through pursuance, guidance and assistance in the development of the city through marketing and strategic planning accompanied by oversight and enforcement of the city’s codes and regulations. In order to guide significant growth and changes in the community, the department has been proactive with respect to transportation planning, corridor development planning, land use planning and site planning.
From its lush Ozark Mountains to its vast limestone caves, Missouri’s Springfield region provides a breathtaking backdrop for both business and pleasure. In the southern part of the region is Branson, one the most unique entertainment spots in Missouri, if not the country. Nicknamed “The Live Music Capital of the World,” Branson draws millions of visitors a year to its live theaters.
Springfield, Missouri’s third largest city, is located at the crossroads of Interstate 44 and U.S. highways 60 and 65, providing regional companies easy access to both customers and their supply chains. In fact, several company headquarters call the region home, including Bass Pro Shops and O’Reilly Automotive. Missouri State University, located in Springfield, provides a steady stream of talent for area businesses.