e.Republic, a publisher targeting the government and public service markets, has acquired TechWire.net, a regional news site covering California’s technology infrastructure development.

Terms of the deal were not released, but it allows e.Republic to expand into private-sector coverage of tech issues that impact local government.

"Now more than ever, government and industry need to understand each other because they are mutually interdependent in efforts to prepare communities for the future," says e.Republic CEO Dennis McKenna in a statement. "The combination of TechWire and e.Republic positions us to deliver in-depth coverage of these evolving issues for both public- and private-sector audiences."

TechWire, which was launched in 2011, will remain a standalone site. Founder and publisher Bill Maile will join e.Republic as industry and markets editor.

Included in the deal is TechWire’s #Innovate Technology Conference, held each year in Sacramento.

e.Republic bought Governing magazine from Florida’s Times Publishing Group back in 2009.