The City’s current credit rating from Standard and Poors Global Ratings in October 2020 is AA+ with stable outlook. The rating agency expects that during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery, the City of Hamilton’s creditworthiness is supported by higher levels of government and prudent financial management. Hamilton’s recovery is aided by our economic diversification. Fiscal performance is expected to be resilient due to pandemic-related restrictions and mitigation measures. S&P Global Ratings mention the City’s strong management, strong fiscal performance, low debt and high liquidity as key rating strengths supporting its ‘AA+’ rating.

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