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Summary: Pearland, Texas; General Obligation Feb 09
Standard & Poors, February 2009
The Standard & Poor's underlying rating (SPUR) on Pearland, Texas' general obligation debt has been raised to 'AA-' from 'A+', based on the maintenance of very strong general fund reserves, coupled with good financial management practices. The 'AA-' standard long-term rating assigned to the city's series 2009 certificates of obligation and on its previously issued debt continues to reflect the city's: Rapidly diversifying tax base, with easy access to employment opportunities throughout the Houston metropolitan area, Very strong wealth and income indicators, and Very strong financial performance. Limiting credit factors include the city's: High overall debt burden, and Significant capital needs to address growth-related pressures. The city's ad valorem property tax pledge secures the certificates of obligation. Officials will use...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Pearland
Action: New Rating
Action: Outlook: Stable
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