U.S. Local Governments Credit Scenario Builder

Create scenarios based on your inputs and our U.S. local governments ratings framework.

Then, compare the resulting illustrative credit ratings.

In developing ratings for U.S. local government general obligation (GO) bonds, our analysts apply a methodology that considers seven key factors:

  • Economy
  • Management
  • Budgetary flexibility
  • Budgetary performance
  • Liquidity
  • Debt and contingent liabilities, and
  • Institutional framework

With the U.S. Local Governments Credit Scenario Builder, you can combine your perspective on these rating factors and our transparent ratings methodology to produce illustrative local GO credit rating ranges. Watch the tutorial video to learn more.