BRADENTON, Fla. – This year could be a bellwether for economic improvement in Atlanta, following several years of budget pressure stemming from the downturn and declining property values.

Mayor Kasim Reed began the year by telling local organizations that he plans to propose that the city issue about $300 million of bonds for infrastructure needs to begin addressing a backlog that has grown to an estimated $922 million.

Subscribe Now

Independent and authoritative analysis and perspective for the bond buying industry.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.