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  • Airport

    Air transportation enterprises responsible for operating and/or maintaining a public airport, system of airports or combined port facility. Airports exist at the state, regional, county and municipal levels, and are often operated by the...
  • City

    A municipality that provides a broad range of services to its residents, including general government, public safety, culture, education or recreation. Debt obligations are most often payable through the collection of taxes (primarily...
  • Hospital

    Health care providers operating one or more acute care facilities. Providers can be a single local or regional facility, or a state or nation-wide health system. The types of facilities include general acute care, children’s, critical...
  • Private Higher Ed

    Not-for-profit colleges and universities that are operated by a private or non-government agency. The primary sources of revenue are tuition and fees, private gifts, grants and contracts, investment earnings, auxiliary enterprises and...
  • Retail Electric

    Stand-alone or combined utilities whose primary deliverable is retail customer electricity. Debt obligations are often payable from revenue and operations of the retail electric utility.
  • State

    U.S. states and territories that provide services for residents including; agriculture and natural resource management, economic development programs, education, health and human services, infrastructure improvement, judicial services...

Footnotes

Chronically Late Municipal Bond Audits Further Delayed in FY 2018

Merritt Research Service’s Richard Ciccarone takes an in-depth look at chronically late municipal bond issuer audit times by credit sector and individual obligated borrowers. The full report, with a detailed statistical appendix that includes actual best and worst audit report times by sector, is available via the link...

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Investortools Announces the Acquisition of Merritt Research Services

Premier solutions provider for fixed-income PMs, traders, credit analysts and more is now home to Merritt, the industry-leading data and research source on thousands of municipal borrowers  CHICAGO (November 18, 2019) – Investortools, Inc., the leading provider of software-based solutions for fixed-income portfolio...

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