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  • 2017 Global Summit: Developing the Workforce of Tomorrow

    October 27, 2017

    The Blackwell Inn and Converence Center

    The National Center for The Middle Market and The Ohio State University Center for International Business Education are hosting the 2nd Annual Global Summit. This year's focus is workforce development from a global perspective.

In the News

As the leading resource on information relating to the middle market, the National Center for the Middle Market’s research influences and contributes to conversations and articles in print, on air, and online.

  • Why Business Is Booming For Mid-Market Companies

    When you consider hiring as an economic indicator, we often look to the small business sector. For many of us, small businesses signify the American Dream and for that reason we have a bit of nostalgia when it comes to the mom and pop shops on the corner. On the opposite end of the spectrum, large, enterprise corporations receive a ton of press because of their broad brand recognition as well as their influence in Washington D.C. and the state houses around the country. What most don’t know is that the middle market—those companies with 100 or more employees but fewer than 1,000—is probably the healthiest sector of our economy.  Read More >

  • Conference Of Mayors Vote To Support Middle Market Businesses Nationally

    Mayors from around the country voted yesterday in favor of a resolution to bolster policies at the local level in support of U.S. middle market businesses. The resolution, sponsored by Santa Ana, California, Mayor Miguel Pulido, passed the Metro Economies Committee at the 82nd U.S. Conference of Mayors with unanimous support before being passed on Monday, June 23rd.  Read More >

  • Middle Market Optimism Drives U.S. Economic Growth

    With less uncertainty about domestic issues, such as the debate on healthcare reform, middle market executives are refocusing on their businesses and what it takes to get ahead, according to the latest Middle Market Indicator (MMI).  Read More >

  • Mid-Market Businesses Grow with the Right Hiring

    We tend to look at the small business sector when considering hiring as an economic indicator. What many don't realize is the middle market comprising companies with more than 100 employees but fewer than 1,000 is probably the healthiest sector of our economy.  Read More >

  • New York’s Mighty Middle Market

    New York state is home to one of the nation’s largest middle market sectors, representing 10,000 businesses. Defined as companies with annual revenues of $10 million to $1 billion, this economic engine employs more than 4 million New Yorkers and generates approximately $500 billion in annual revenue — nearly 20 percent of total state revenue.  Read More >

  • Data Points Suggest Manufacturing Industry Revival

    Columbus, OH – Today's U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs day release states 217,000 jobs were added to the economy in May, down slightly from April but still positive overall. The consistent strong performance of the job market suggests the weak Q1 GDP report was driven by particularly harsh winter weather and the drawdown of excess inventories.  Read More >

  • The Politicians Were Right! Small Companies, Not Big Companies, Create Jobs

    With the midterm elections looming, job creation, over-regulation, and big government will again be election issues. Is the government doing too much or too little to support business? Do we need more tax benefits focused on large companies? Should we take away tax benefits to corporations? Who really drives the U.S. economy? Let’s look at the facts.  Read More >

  • New caucus marks a win for the economy

    Headlines from the American business media typically feature stories about companies at two ends of the growth spectrum: hot startups or well-established multinational giants. What often gets left out, however, are the businesses in between. But that is about to change.  Read More >

  • Mid-Market Hiring Looking Bright

    The nation's 200,000 middle-market companies plan to hire 1.4 million new workers over the next 12 months, half-a-million more than projected at the start of 2014, according to the National Center for the Middle Market.  Read More >

  • Texas' middle market is the strongest in the country

    Texas business conditions continue to improve and retail sales are rising, which is good news for the state middle market. Texas' middle market consists of nearly 10,000 firms which employ 4 million and generate $500 billion in annual revenues.  Read More >

  • Midday Market Report: 4/30/14

    There's another sign of growth in the job market. The National Center for the Middle Market says companies expect employment to increase by 3.2% this year, a full percentage point higher from projections at the end of last year. The pickup in hiring is being driven by less uncertainty over how federal policies will affect business.  Read More >

  • Robust Growth in the Middle Market Lifts Employment Outlook by 500,000 Jobs

    The nation’s nearly 200,000 middle market companies plan to hire 1.4 million new workers over the next 12 months, which is half a million more jobs than projected at the beginning of 2014. According to the National Center for the Middle Market’s (NCMM) latest quarterly Middle Market Indicator (MMI), this resurgence in hiring is being fueled in part by less uncertainty originating in Washington, enabling mid-market executives to shift their focus toward attracting skilled talent, addressing wage pressures, and accessing capital.  Read More >

  • Survey Says: Midmarket Executives Optimistic About Economy

    Senior executives at U.S. mid-market companies that responded to a recent survey appeared to be more optimistic about the economy than they were a year earlier, while their concerns shifted toward hiring the right talent from uncertainty in federal regulations and the health-care law.  Read More >

  • Midmarket Executives More Optimistic About Economy, Survey Finds

    About 1,000 senior executives took the quarterly survey conducted by the National Center for the Middle Market, a Columbus, Ohio, organization that is a collaboration between General Electric Co .'s mid-market lender GE Capital and the Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business.  Read More >

  • National Center for the Middle Market Applauds Formation of Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth

    APRIL 17, 2014 – COLUMBUS, OH – The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) praises Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH-15), Jared Polis (D-CO-2), Tom Rice (R-SC-7) and Brad Schneider (D-IL-10) for forming the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth. Representing nearly 200,000 companies with annual revenues between $10 million and $1 billion, the middle market is an economic engine driving the U.S. recovery, contributing one-third of non-government GDP and one-third of private sector employment.  Read More >

  • National Center for the Middle Market and Columbus Blue Jackets Team Up for 22nd Annual Fisher Invitational

    APRIL 11, 2014 – COLUMBUS, OHIO – As the Columbus Blue Jackets enter the playoffs for the second time in franchise history, another contest is going on off the ice. The National Center for the Middle Market, a collaboration between GE Capital and The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, kicks off the 22nd Annual Fisher Invitational Case Competition this weekend.   Read More >

  • FACT SHEET: Middle Market Projections Point to 2014 Growth

    All signs point to increased employment growth among U.S. middle market companies in the year ahead. According to new data from the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM), middle market executives expect to grow employment by a rate of 3.2 percent in 2014, which is a full percentage point higher than this sector’s own growth projections at the end of last year.  Read More >

  • National Center for the Middle Market Appoints New Executive Director, Thomas A. Stewart

    COLUMBUS, OH – The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) today named Thomas A. Stewart as its new Executive Director. Stewart will assume the role on April 7. The NCMM - a partnership of GE Capital and The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business – is the nation’s leading research institution dedicated to helping middle market companies be more competitive through impactful research, thoughtful advocacy, and educational programs.  Read More >

  • U.S. Middle Market Poised to Lead Springtime Thaw

    According to the National Center for the Middle Market’s quarterly Middle Market Indicator (MMI), employment and revenue growth projections from the nation’s approximately 200,000 mid-sized firms point to growth in 2014 in spite of this winter’s deep freeze.  Read More >

  • Houston’s Middle Market Companies Share Their Secrets to Success

    Middle market companies throughout Houston, Texas and the U.S. are underappreciated, according to Anil Makhija, the academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market. Although only 0.6 percent of companies in Texas fall into the middle market category companies with between $10 million and $1 billion in revenue; these companies made up 16 percent of all Texas business revenue in 2013.  Read More >

  • U.S. Middle Market Poised To Lead Springtime Thaw: As Mid-Sized Businesses Project Growth, Manufacturing Firms Stabilize

    COLUMBUS, OH - Employment and revenue growth projections from the nation’s approximately 200,000 mid-sized firms point to growth in 2014 in spite of this winter’s deep freeze, according to the National Center for the Middle Market’s (NCMM) quarterly Middle Market Indicator (MMI). In addition to the momentum suggested by today’s unemployment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there’s even more cause for optimism among U.S. middle market businesses.  Read More >

  • Key Characteristics that Separate Growth Companies from the Pack

    Ever wonder why some companies continually seem to experience growth while others remain stagnant or hit a wall, and still others can't stop the bleeding? While the right product and sophisticated sales strategies are certainly critical, there are other key factors that are common among growth organizations regardless of industry, specifically middle market companies.  Read More >

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