The next two weeks will be critical to the Jefferson County's plan to exit bankruptcy.
Starting Wednesday, Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington and county attorneys will meet with sewer creditors in New York about renegotiating their agreements as the county seeks more concessions from the creditors.
This week, a number of creditors have returned votes supporting the plan. Next week, the county will entertain a number of rating agencies in hopes of raising Jefferson County's low rating.
This is important to the county's bankruptcy plan to get lower interest rates for a refinancing almost $2 billion of debt. Carrington said getting the agencies to Birmingham is important.
"We want them to feel the energy. When we get the creditors down here, the rating agencies down here they say we weren't expecting this kind of city," Carrington said.
Carrington said showing the Birmingham metro area will show the rating agencies the potential for growth in the area.
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