MuniNet Guide articles and features

Metro Area GDP Trends Suggest Potential Population Shifts in the Making

In 2013, GDP rose in 292 of the 381 metro areas across the nation. Among the fastest growing areas, oil and gas-related industries were heavily responsible for boosting the economies of a number of smaller metropolitan areas. Continue

Gambling on Atlantic City’s Future

The fiscal plight of a high profile local issuer such as Atlantic City has also served to draw attention to New Jersey's deteriorating credit picture. This oceanside resort, as it were, lends itself quite readily to muni credit analysis 101: it is a classic tale of a one-industry town whose sole industry happens to be in a tailspin. Continue

Critical Access Hospitals at a Crossroads

Critical Access Hospitals are facing greater short-term and long-term risks as are the communities they serve and the investors who finance their facilities. As a class, the nation's 1,322 critical access hospitals are themselves on the "critical" list, as are all rural hospitals. Continue

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MuniNet Conference & Webinar Guide

Conference Name Location Date
The Bond Buyer: The Changing Landscape of Municipal Bankruptcy WEBINAR September 23–September 23, 2014
Women in Public Finance: 2014 Annual Conference Chicago, Illinois October 2–October 2, 2014
Smith’s Research & Gradings: High Yield Municipal Bond Conference Greenwich, Connecticut October 2–October 3, 2014
The Bond Buyer: California Public Finance Conference San Diego, California October 8–October 10, 2014
Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century New Brunswick, New Jersey October 15–October 17, 2014
Nation Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials: 2014 National Conference and Exposition Baltimore, Maryland October 16–October 18, 2014
National Council of State Housing Agencies: 2014 Annual Conference Boston, Massachusetts October 18–October 21, 2014

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