S & P Confirms Orland Park’s AA+ credit rating

Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings affirms Orland Park’s AA+ credit rating
Posted on 02/09/2021

Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings affirms Orland Park’s AA+ credit rating

The positive credit rating highlights the Village’s effective financial management


Orland Park, IL (February 9, 2021) Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P), one of the nation’s premier credit rating services, announced an affirmation of the Village of Orland Park’s high-grade AA+ credit rating. 

“S&P’s affirmation accurately reflects the hard work of the Village to serve the residents of Orland Park,” Mayor Keith Pekau said. “The leadership of the Village during the pandemic has enabled Orland Park to maintain its solid financial footing. We plan to build on this momentum to create an even stronger and more resilient community.”

This AA+ rating, the second highest long-term credit rating an institution can receive from S&P, will keep the Village among an elite group of aspirant communities.

“We are very pleased with the detailed review and outcome that S&P analysts presented in this updated outlook,” Pekau said. “The rating by S&P provides a third-party validation on the continued strength and soundness of our financial stewardship as well as our ongoing strategic investments in new infrastructure to improve the quality of life of Orland Park residents. The high credit rating is another indicator in Orland Park’s strong success and fiscal responsibility.”

In its report, S&P cited the Village’s healthy economic base, with a variety of economic development projects throughout the Village.  Additionally, S&P referenced the steps taken since social distancing and other public health initiatives have impacted sales tax revenues including the steps taken to lower expenses.

The Village’s strengths outlined in the analysis include:

  • Very strong economy, with access to a broad and diverse metropolitan statistical area;
  • Strong management, with good financial policies and practices under S&P’s Financial Management Assessment methodology;
  • Very strong budgetary flexibility, with an available fund balance in fiscal 2019 of 36% of operating expenditures;
  • Very strong liquidity; and
  • Strong institutional framework score.

S&P’s rating report can be found here.