published Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Hamilton County: Bonds get AAA rating


by Matt Wilson

Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services has given Hamilton County’s 2009 general obligation bonds a AAA rating, the highest the agency gives, County Mayor Claude Ramsey said this morning.

The county formerly had an AA+ rating. This is the first time the agency has rated the county AAA.

Mr. Ramsey read a news release from Standard and Poor’s that says the county has a “stable outlook” which led to an expectation of “economic and financial stability."

For full details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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