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Columbus Maintains AAA Credit Rating

For Immediate Release 
May 24, 2013 

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Columbus Maintains AAA Credit Rating


Columbus has again received the highest possible credit rating from all three major rating agencies. Moody’s Investor Services, Fitch, and Standard and Poor’s have reaffirmed the city’s AAA credit rating. Columbus continues to be the only city of its size to enjoy the top credit rating from all three agencies.

“Our AAA bond rating confirms that Columbus remains on solid financial ground,” said Finance Committee Chair Priscilla R. Tyson. “By maintaining our rating, we are able to save millions of dollars for taxpayers when we finance important capital projects.”

The City of Columbus issues bonds to finance projects like fire stations, safety equipment, road improvements, sidewalks, streetlights, park improvements, and other capital needs. The city’s high credit rating allows it to borrow at lower interest rates, saving millions of dollars in borrowing costs.

“Columbus is unique among major cities in our careful financial management,” said Councilmember Tyson. “We are grateful for the prudent leadership of City Auditor Hugh Dorrian, and Council will continue to work with Auditor Dorrian and Mayor Coleman to protect the investment our taxpayers make in this great city.”