MuniNet Guide articles and features
Tobacco Bonds and Fiscal Gimmickry
Since we last wrote about tobacco bonds, just about a year ago, the threat to traditional cigarette sales from alternative delivery devices such as e-cigarettes has gone from "potential" to "very real." This matters greatly to tobacco bondholders, of course, because these devices are not included in the MSA and may further accelerate the ongoing decline in cigarette sales. Continue
Can a TV Show Impact a City’s Economy?
In the broadest sense, cities that provide the landscape for a television series - or a movie - benefit in both tangible and intangible ways. The increased publicity for and awareness of a city - particularly if portrayed in a positive light - often lead to concrete benefits such as increased tourism, greater economic development opportunities, and perhaps even an influx of residents. Continue
Four Accolades for North Dakota’s Economy
North Dakota just can't seem to keep itself out of the economic headlines these days - but the news bodes well for the Peace Garden State. An influx of residents flocking to the state to reap the benefits of the energy boom has created a ripple effect in the service industry, also expanding to accommodate the expanding population. Continue
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