Moody’s Investors Service affirmed Mason’s Aaa rating in 2016. Mason was first rated by Moody’s in 1998 at Aa3. The rating was upgraded in 2007 and again in 2009. In 2010, it was upgraded to the top Aaa rating.
In February 2020, the city received notice that Moody’s Investors Service continued the city’s General Obligation Bond rating at Aaa. This is the highest rating available for any long-term bonds. This rating is higher than the State of Ohio (Aa1) and most municipalities within the state. Most financially responsible communities in Ohio are rated Aa2 while some may obtain Aa1. The Aaa rating is limited to communities with the highest credit rating. Mason shares the spotlight with these Ohio communities:
- West Chester