Established in 1984, e.Republic is the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education. Its award-winning publications, websites, and highly respected research operations set the gold standard in their respective fields. e.Republic’s work has been cited in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Time, The Washington Post and USA Today.
In 1985, Dennis McKenna launched the company’s first imprint, California County magazine, in partnership with the California State Association of Counties. Early to recognize the impact new digital technologies would have on the public sector, in 1987 he launched Government Technology, the first national magazine covering information technology in state and local government. Other successful media platforms followed, including Public CIO and Emergency Management – all of which have won numerous editorial and design awards.
Seeing the need for stronger analysis and research to support public sector innovation, e.Republic launched the Center for Digital Government and Center for Digital Education — groundbreaking research and business intelligence advisory institutes focused exclusively on state and local government and education. Today the centers are home to the widely cited Digital States Survey and Digital Government Navigator, a subscription-based market intelligence tool for companies targeting public sector business.
In 2009, e.Republic acquired Governing from Congressional Quarterly. The Pulitzer Prize winning magazine covers politics, policy and management for state and local government leaders. Recognized as the most credible and authoritative voice in its field, Governing provides non-partisan news, insight and analysis on budget and finance, transportation and infrastructure, workforce and economic development, health and human services and more. The magazine’s highly respected Public Officials of the Year program is now in its 22nd year.
Headed by former Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser, Governing has grown with an expanded online presence, broad national events portfolio and launch of the Governing Institute. In 2014 the Institute launched its Women in Government Leadership Program, a special initiative that encourages future generations of women in public service.
Also in 2014, e.Republic launched two other new initiatives, e.Republic Labs and e.Republic Ventures. Designed to link state and local government to a new generation of innovative civic-tech solutions, e.Republic Labs serves as a catalyst and connector for the development, deployment and scalability of a new generation of government and civic technologies. e.Republic Ventures provides mentorship and capital for a select number of early stage companies to accelerate their entry into the public sector market.
e.Republic also acquired the regional tech business website Techwire in 2014 and relaunched it as a subscription based news and business intelligence service focused on the nexus of technology and government policy in California.
With nearly 200 employees in California, Washington, D.C. and throughout the United States, e.Republic is a unique company redefining the role of media at the intersection of innovation and public service.