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 LLP, 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.
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.