Upcoming Events

  • Fortune Growth Summit

    October 25 - 26

    Dallas, Texas

    "A key source of business contacts, deal flow, and knowledge, the 2016 Growth Summit, presented by FORTUNE, hosts the newsmakers and thought leaders who will help you out-learn and out-think the competition in the fields of leadership, strategy, marketing, sales, operations, and finance. Join leaders from FORTUNE’s “Fastest Growing Companies” along with hundreds of CEOs and the executive team members of leading mid-market firms ($5 million to $500 million) for two intense days of interactive learning, networking, and idea-generation."
  • Crain's Middle Market Breakfast

    October 27

    Chicago, Illinois

    "CEOs of mid-market companies will share their expertise on growth, innovation and establishing success. This breakfast features a networking reception, plated breakfast, panel discussion, as well as audience Q&A."
  • Pro-Business, Pro-Chicago Supported by Mid-Market Chicago

    November 15

    Chicago, Illinois

    "From talent to transportation to economic climate, Chicago consistently ranks as one of the best places in the world to do business. But don’t take our word for it. Hear directly from leaders in top corporations – those who built their businesses here and those who have grown their businesses here - about why they continue to invest in Chicago and its people."

The Leading Source for Middle Market Insights

The National Center for the Middle Market provides knowledge, leadership, and innovative research on the U.S. Middle Market.

The National Center for the Middle Market is a collaboration between The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, SunTrust Banks Inc., Grant Thornton, and Cisco Systems. It exists for a single purpose: to ensure that the vitality and robustness of Middle Market companies are fully realized as fundamental to our nation’s economic outlook and prosperity. The Center is the leading source of knowledge, leadership, and innovative research on the middle market economy, providing critical data analysis, insights, and perspectives for companies, policymakers, and other key stakeholders, to help accelerate growth, increase competitiveness and create jobs in this sector.

Housed at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, the National Center for the Middle Market is the first center of its kind in the nation. The Center enthusiastically serves middle market firms, students, academic researchers, policy makers, the media, and other key stakeholders with interests in the health and well-being of the middle market. The Center is fully committed to funding and distributing the most credible open-sourced research, dynamically creating new knowledge, providing programs that drive value for middle market companies, and offering a well-informed outlook on the health and future of the middle market via the Middle Market Indicator.


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About the U.S. Middle Market

With revenues between $10MM and $1B, the nearly 200,000 companies that comprise the U.S. middle market encompass 44.5 million jobs, account for one third of total private employment, and generate more than $10 trillion in combined revenues annually. If looked at as an individual market segment, the middle market would be the world’s fifth largest global economy. Obviously, the middle market is critical to America’s competitiveness and future. Remarkably, prior to the advent of the National Center for the Middle Market, little has been known about this segment; even less about how to help it grow.

Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University is dedicated to training the next generation of business professionals through world-class faculty and a highly innovative curriculum elevated by close partnerships with industry leaders. 

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