Market Commentary

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.
27 Oct 2021
Shelby McQuay

A Light News Week May Give Way to Big Headlines from Washington and the Fed

A light news cycle in the markets centers on an uptick in consumer confidence as we await a more lively end to the week with possible news out of Washington and next week’s FOMC meeting.
15 Oct 2021
Jonathan Schatz

All Signs Pointing Up

September inflation data increases unease, Fed minutes provide some insights on its potential plan for tapering, munis hit 2021 high, and GFOA releases new best practices on ESG disclosures.
15 Sep 2021
Shelby McQuay

Market is Eager for New Issues

Municipal yields remain stable while the demand for new issues increases. A sampling of economic data is released and in Washington, proposals on municipal bond law changes are introduced to assist with infrastructure financing to be included in the proposed reconciliation package.

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

October 8-29, 2021
Virtual via Socialive

Putting Community Assets to Work

From developing prudent investment policies and strategies to implementing best practices for managing banking relationships, this series will give you the tools you need to make the most of your community’s funds.
June 23 - October 20, 2021
Virtual via Socialive

Leading Toward a Vibrant Future

Elected officials play a unique and important role in guiding their communities toward a vibrant and sustainable.  Understanding the primary financial tools for economic development, capital project planning and local government management – along with real-life examples of how to use them - can help you be most effective in your policymaking role.