CHICAGO — Kansas City, Mo., will enter the market on Tuesday with a $43 million new-money and refunding general obligation deal that includes $10 million of recovery zone economic development bonds, and which will be the city’s first negotiated sale to use only certified minority, women, and disadvantaged underwriting firms.

Ahead of the deal, Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the city’s GOs one notch each, citing the city’s weakened financial profile. Fitch rates the city AA, Moody’s rates it A1, and Standard & Poor’s rates it AA.

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