2015 Issues by Purpose

Each year, local governments use municipal bonds to finance thousands of projects including schools, hospitals, transportation infrastructure, utilities and more. The following table shows the amount of bonds issued by purpose for the year 2016.

 Purpose  2015 (in millions)
Development (including economic and industrial development)

$13,096

Education $126,841
Electric Power $17,515
Enviornmental Facilities (including solid waste) $1,688
Health Care (general acute care) $34,515
Single and Multifamily Housing $16,675
Public Facilities (including police stations and equipment) $11,465
Transportation $48,166
Utilities $41,255
General Purpose (including public improvement) $93,250  

Source: Thompson Reuters

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