BRADENTON, Fla. - Miami-Dade County on Thursday is closing on a $136.3 million special obligation bond sale that sold entirely to retail investors last week, the first time in some 30 years local officials remember that occurring.

The county also sold $45.16 million of taxable Build America Bonds, the first time Florida's largest local governmental issuer has used the direct-subsidy bond program from the federal stimulus act.

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