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Strong Credit Factors the Key to 'AAA' Category for Thirteen U.S. Municipalities Over Past Year Jun 02 Product Image

Strong Credit Factors the Key to 'AAA' Category for Thirteen U.S. Municipalities Over Past Year Jun 02

  • Published: June 2002
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors

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Abstract
Since our February 2001 review of 'AAA' rated communities, 13 additional municipalities have earned Standard & Poor's highest general obligation rating. In fact, since 2000, 20 new 'AAA' ratings have been assigned, bringing the total to 54 municipalities holding this highest rating. Last year's entrants into the highest rating include: Bedford, N.Y. Cary, N.C. Dover, Mass. Greenwich, Conn. Hinsdale, Ill. Needham, Mass. Princeton Township, N.J. Scottsdale, Ariz. Seattle, Wash. St. Paul, Minn. Town & Country, Mo. Westlake, Ohio Weston, Mass. The recent additions all displayed common key factors leading to their 'AAA' ratings: proactive management; low to moderate debt levels; economies that have outperformed the region in recessions and expansions; typically higher wealth levels; and strong financial positions that provide...

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