Capital Bond Ratings
F: AA+ / M: Aa2
Consolidated Utility Systems Bond Ratings
F: AA+ / S&P: AA
Energy System Bond Ratings
M: Aa3 / S&P: AA

About Tallahassee Investor Relations

Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Leon County and is the 126th largest city in the United States. Tallahassee became the capital of Florida, then the Florida Territory, in 1824. In 2010, the population was 181,376, and the Tallahassee metropolitan area was 375,751 as of 2014. The 2016 estimated population for Tallahassee is 189,675. Tallahassee is the largest city in the Northwest Florida region as well as the main center for trade and agriculture in the Florida Big Bend and Southwest Georgia regions.

Tallahassee is home to Florida State University, ranked the nation's thirty-eighth best public university by U.S. News & World Report. It is also home to the Florida A&M University, one of the country's largest historically black universities by total enrollment. Tallahassee Community College is a large community college which serves mainly as a feeder school to both Florida State and Florida A&M. Tallahassee qualifies as a significant college town with a student population exceeding 70,000.

Tallahassee is home to the Florida State Capitol, Supreme Court of Florida, Florida Governor's Mansion, and nearly 30 state agency headquarters. The city is also known for its large number of law firms, lobbying organizations, trade associations and professional associations, including the Florida Bar and the Florida Chamber of Commerce. It is also a recognized regional center for scientific research, and home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. In 2015, Tallahassee was awarded the All-American City Award by the National Civic League for the second time. Tallahassee is currently ranked as the 18th best college town in the nation by Best College Reviews.

Welcome Letter

On behalf of the city and its residents, I want to thank you for your interest in Tallahassee and its bond programs. The Energy System program finances improvements for our electric and gas utilities, and our Consolidated Utility Systems program provides financing for the City’s water, sewer and stormwater utilities.  The City’s Capital Bonds program provides financing for general governmental projects that enhance economic development and the quality of life in Tallahassee.

The City is committed to providing our investors with timely, relevant information and maintaining our strong bond ratings. This dedicated investor website speaks to our level of commitment to transparency. We hope you find this website as a helpful tool as you seek to better understand the City's credit fundamentals. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our office with suggestions for how we can do things better.

Thanks again for your interest in the City of Tallahassee.

James O. Cooke, IV
James O. Cooke, IV
City Treasurer-Clerk