MARQUETTE COUNTY BOND RATINGS (MOODY'S)
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 
A1 A1 A1  A1 A1
  MICHIGAN BOND RATINGS (MOODY'S)
2012 2013 2014  2015 2016
Aa2 Aa2 Aa1  Aa1 Aa1
  Interpreting Moody's Credit Rating Options:
Aaa     Minimal credit risk, highest quality rating          
Aa1     Very low credit risk, high quality rating            
A         Low credit risk - upper-medium grade rating             
Baa            Moderate credit risk, may possess speculative characteristics        
Ba                   Substantial credit risk, speculative elements    
Caa            Very high credit risk, poor standing      
C                Little prospect for recovery of principal or interest, typically in default        
  MARQUETTE COUNTY BOND RATINGS (STANDARD & POOR'S)
2012 2013 2014 2015   2016
AA- AA- AA- AA-  AA- 
  MICHIGAN BOND RATINGS (STANDARD & POOR'S)
2012 2013 2014 2015  2016
AA- AA- AA-  AA- AA-
Interpreting Standard & Poor's Credit Rating Options:  
AAA     Extremely strong capacity to meet financial commitments, highest rating             
AA             Very strong capacity to meet financial commitments         
A                 Strong capacity to meet financial commitments but somewhat susceptible to adverse economic conditions and changes in circumstances        
BBB             Adequate  capacity to meet financial commitments but more subject to adverse economic conditions       

Marquette County Source: Marquette County Finance Department
Michigan's data source is Moody's Investor Service, Annual Reports

Explanation of Indicator:
Marquette County's bond rating is a measure of its financial reputation.  A good bond rating enables a county to borrow money at the most competitive rates available, thereby saving taxpayer dollars through lower interest payments.  Currently the County has no outstanding bond debt.

Notes: 
In some cases, County-level data are not available from the same data source used by the State.   In other cases, County-level data are not available for the same time frame used by the State.  In these instances, data sources and time frames were selected that most closely match those of the State. Due to this difference, it must be noted that comparisons may not completely be equivalent in all cases.

 Updated: 10/04/2017