Major Employers


The City of Republic is home to several businesses and organizations which employ thousands of local citizens.  This number is excepted to grow substantially in the coming years as more companies move into the city- attracted by a ready workforce, quick access to transportation, and a low cost of doing business.  The largest employment sectors include education, industrial/distribution, and retail.  Here is a list of top employers in 2020.


Employer Name Sector Number of Local Employees
1. Republic School District Education 834
2. McLane Company Industrial/Distribution 470
3. Walmart, Inc. Retail 300
4. Red Monkey Foods Industrial/Distribution 290
5. Heart of America Beverage Industrial/Distribution 225
6. City of Republic Government 147
6. Watson Metal Masters Industrial/Distribution 130
7. Lowe's Retail 115
8. Mercy ROi Industrial/Distribution 100
9. Republic Nursing & Rehabilitation Healthcare 98
10. Lew's Strike King Industrial/Distribution 85
11. Hermann Lumber Co. Retail/Distribution 55
12. Everything Kitchens Industrial/Distribution 50