(HOUSTON, TX, November 20, 2023) — Harris County Industrial Development Corporation (“Harris County IDC”) is proud to announce the launch of their new investor relations website, marking a significant step toward greater transparency and improved communication with their valued stakeholders. The website, HarrisCountyIDC.com, serves as a dedicated platform to share Harris County IDC’s financial story and engage with investors.
This strategic initiative was made possible through a collaboration with BondLink, a leader in providing municipal issuers with debt management resources and cutting-edge digital tools for investor relations.
Harris County IDC's new website is designed to cater to a wide range of audiences, including existing bondholders, potential investors, financial advisors, and the general public. The platform offers a wealth of information, including details on the organization's debt programs, financial information, project updates, disclosures, bond ratings, and more.
Harris County IDC joins a growing list of prominent issuers who have recognized the importance of strengthening both their digital presences and investor relations. Notable entities on this list include the City of Dallas, City of Sugarland, Harris County Department of Education, Texas Water Development Board, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, the University of Texas System, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), California Pollution Financing Authority and Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority.
Art Smiley, President of Harris County IDC, expressed his enthusiasm about this significant development, stating, "Our new investor relations website demonstrates our commitment to transparency through our work to encourage employment and promote public welfare across the County and the State. All interested parties can now gain a deeper understanding of our organization and the financial programs we’re working so hard to support.”
Colin MacNaught, CEO and Co-founder of BondLink, also commended Harris County IDC's efforts, saying, "They have some really unique, important qualities that they’ve done a great job showcasing with their new IR website. The investment community appreciates this level of accessibility, and we’re excited to continue supporting Harris County IDC’s efforts to efficiently demonstrate their positive impact.”
For more information about Harris County IDC's finance programs and to explore their new investor relations website, please visit HarrisCountyIDC.com. Interested investors are encouraged to sign up for alerts to stay informed about future updates.
About Harris County Industrial Development Corporation:
Harris County Industrial Development Corporation (Harris County IDC) is a conduit issuer of debt on behalf of Harris County, Texas. Since its inception, Harris County IDC has issued over $750 Million in industrial revenue bonds with $225 Million currently outstanding. Harris County IDC is a domestic nonprofit corporation formed in the State of Texas on August 13, 1981. Harris County IDC operates under authority granted by Texas Government Code Chapter 501 on behalf of Harris County, Texas. Harris County IDC has the capacity to assist non‐governmental entities in developing new or expanding business enterprises through the issuance of tax-exempt Private Activity Bonds that comply with Chapter 501 and meet the requirements of the relevant Internal Revenue Code sections.
BondLink, a cloud-based investor relations and debt management platform for the municipal bond market, helps issuers engage more bond investors through transparency and actionable insights. Founded by CEO Colin MacNaught, who spent seven years issuing nearly $25 billion in bonds on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and CTO Carl Query, BondLink went live in 2016. BondLink clients issued more than $48 billion in bonds in 2022. BondLink provides its issuer clients with tools to manage their capital financing programs more efficiently while providing investors with the interim financial reports and data they need to close information gaps and make informed decisions through a single platform. The company is backed by top investors within the municipal bond market, including Intercontinental Exchange and Franklin Templeton. Headquartered in Boston, BondLink was recently named to the 2023 GovTech 100, marking its fifth consecutive appearance on the annual list.
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