RCED and the Belleville Main Street & Chamber are working to broaden our alumni networks, where we can easily connect former residents with news, jobs, and opportunities in Republic County.

The more information you provide on the survey, the better we can connect you with the opportunities that fit your skill set. This also lets us notify employers when there is someone who would be a great fit for them in the future.

Even if you don’t plan on returning we would love for you to stay in the loop. There are a lot of ways, large and small, you can give back and contribute back home.


  • Refer someone to a job or business opportunity here.
  • Help someone in our county with your professional/industry knowledge.
  • Serve as a mentor to someone interested in your field of study.
  • Help connect us with a support business for a needed service.
  • Nominate alumni that deserve to be recognized.
  • Promote a local product, business, or event.
  • Share news of economic development successes here.
  • Share a few of our Facebook posts or Tweets that resonate with you.
  • Donating time or money to community projects.
  • Tell everyone how great it was to grow up in your Republic County community!

*We promise to only provide periodic updates on opportunities, for frequent updates follow our social media outlets.