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Benchmarking Government Performance in Worcester - Municipal Finance - Reports

Our reports on municipal finance track Worcester's revenues and expenditures and its financial condition on a yearly basis. All these reports contain recommendations for increasing revenues and decreasing expenditures.

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2009 Reports

Benchmarking Municipal Finance in Worcester 2009: Factors Affecting the City's Bond Rating

This report discusses the significance of bond ratings for a municipality's financial well-being and examines seven indicators of municipal fiscal health that are key determinants of a municipality's bond rating. It compares Worcester's "low A" with the ratings of other similar New England cities.

2008 Reports

Benchmarking Municipal Finance in Worcester 2008: Factors Affecting the City's Bond Rating

This report discusses the significance of bond ratings for a municipality's financial well-being and examines seven indicators of municipal fiscal health that are key determinants of a municipality's bond rating. It compares Worcester's "low A" with the ratings of other similar New England cities.

2007 Reports

Benchmarking Municipal Finance in Worcester: Factors Affecting the City's Bond Rating

This report examines six indicators of municipal fiscal health that are key determinants of a municipality's bond rating. Worcester's current bond rating of low A is in jeopardy due to thinning reserves and other financial issues facing the City.

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