Market Commentary

7 Jan 2022
Shelby McQuay

A New Year, Continuation of Trends

A stable end to 2021, New Year’s expectations that we will still be dealing with the uncertainties related to the pandemic and Fed policy were confirmed with the release of the most recent Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes.
17 Dec 2021
Jonathan Schatz

Pendulum Shift

Reactions to actions announced upon conclusion of the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee December meeting, where we might go from here, and what the markets think about it.
3 Dec 2021
Brian Reilly, CFA

The Fed Remains the Center of Attention

The emergence of the omicron COVID variant has certainly garnered much attention in the financial markets, but the center of gravity still revolves around the Federal Reserve and the future of its monetary policy actions.
18 Nov 2021
Greg Johnson

Labor Markets and Inflation Concerns Remain Worrisome; Municipal Bond Yield Decline Continues

U.S. Department of Labor reports record number of Americans quit jobs in September; Consumer confidence hits a 10-year low, however, municipal bond yields continue to decline.

Press Releases

17 Nov 2021

Ehlers Names Next President

Ehlers' Board of Directors appointed Senior Municipal Advisor and firm Principal Greg Crowe as its next President.
29 Jun 2020

Ehlers Named Top 150 Workplace

Ehlers was named to Minneapolis Star Tribune's list of Top 150 Workplaces for 2020. It was the first year the firm participated in the program.

In the News

Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA)

Dr. Jeffrey Olson Receives MASA Polaris Leadership Award Sponsored by Ehlers

MASA is grateful to Ehlers for our ongoing support of the Polaris Award. Check out MASA's press release on this year's recipient.
The Municipality: Your Voice. Your Wisconsin

COVID-19 & Maintaining Fiscal Stability

Ehlers' Financial Specialist Jonathan Schatz discusses how Wisconsin Municipalities can maintain financial stability while facing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read the article on Page 8.
Country News Review

Ehlers’ Jessica Cook Updates North Branch City Council on Utility Rate Studies

Well managed utility funds were the topic of discussion during the city of North Branch’s work session on March 17, along with a presentation of the city’s Utility Fee Study by Ehlers. Jessica Cook, Economic Development Advisor with Ehlers Inc. provided council with the update. “I have the pleasure of sharing some good news with you this evening, especially in the difficult time it’s nice to have, as it relates to the storm water fund and the sewer fund,” Cook began.
Sun This Week

MN School District 196 Approves Financing Bids For New Artificial Turf Fields

Ehlers' client, the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District, approved financing and awarded bids April 13 for construction of artificial turf fields at Eagan and Rosemount high schools. Jodie Zesbaugh, Ehlers' Senior Municipal Advisor serving the district, detailed the positive sale results for the District's School Board.

Client Alerts

11 May 2020

SEC Guidance – Disclosures Regarding the Potential Financial Impacts of COVID-19

As your disclosure dissemination agent, we want to make you aware of an important public statement the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released last week. In it, SEC Chair Jay Clayton and Rebecca Olsen, Director of the Office of Municipal Securities, stressed the heightened importance of disseminating timely disclosures to investors due to the potential financial impacts of COVID-19, as well as encouraging municipal issuers to voluntarily provide meaningful forward-looking information with respect to both issuer and issue-specific implications of the pandemic.

Events

February 17 - 18, 2022
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

Ehlers’ 2022 WI Public Finance Seminar

Join Ehlers for this informative two-day seminar covering a wide-variety of relevant public finance, legislative, and economic development and redevelopment topics for Wisconsin local government financial professionals.
February 3-4, 2022
Earle Brown Heritage Center

Ehlers’ 2022 Minnesota Public Finance Seminar

We are so proud to share in your mission to build vibrant, sustainable and equitable communities across Minnesota. Yet fulfilling that mission isn’t just about public finance solutions - these are only the fundamentals of our work. It’s about people pulling together to create smart plans, build community consensus and share in the hard work that helps bring generational projects to life. This year, we've narrowed our curriculum to two learning tracks - Tax Increment Financing and Development & Financing - and placed a considerable focus on real-life stories and case studies. Plus, Gary Carlson will join us again to provide the latest updates from the Minnesota State Legislature, and former Brooklyn Center City Manager Curt Boganey will deliver a compelling keynote address on leadership during crisis.