Upcoming Events

  • Southeast Middle Market Research Forum

    May 25, 2017

    The Westin Poinsett Hotel Ballroom

    The Upstate SC Alliance and SunTrust Bank invite you to attend a networking luncheon and program featuring middle market research.

    Keynote Speaker Thomas A. Stewart is the Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market, the leading source for knowledge, leadership and research on mid-sized companies, based at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.  He will share middle market company trends for the southeastern United States.

    A Panel Discussion will follow with Sherry Harris, Senior Vice President and SunTrust Corporate Finance Specialist; David Jones, Tax Partner, Greer Walker LLP; Doug Kim, Shareholder, McNair Law Firm, P.A.; and John Lummus, President & CEO, Upstate SC Alliance.
  • Middle Market Forum: Financing New Growth

    May 31, 2017

    Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E. Broad Street Columbus, Ohio 43215

    In partnership with JobsOhio, Thomas A. Stewart, Executive Director, National Center for the Middle Market, will chair a forum that will provide a structured opportunity to discuss new, innovative financing tools while engaging in peer-to-peer discussion with middle-market business leaders.
  • CFO Roundtable Discussion: Human Capital Planning and Performance Optimization - Chicago

    June 8, 2017

    111 North Canal

    Talent is crucial to the success of any business. Talent planning plays two essential roles, ensuring that companies have the highest quality people in critical roles, and that they have a plan in place to fulfill their talent needs as the company grows and changes. Talent planning is an overarching concept that identifies key positions and players, understands skills gaps, and creates succession plans to keep crucial roles filled today and in the future. 

Join Top Academics to Lead Journal Quality Middle Market Research

Collaborate with top-tier academics to lead journal quality research addressing important business and policy challenges to the middle market.

Despite the middle market’s position as a leading indicator of the overall health of the U.S. economy, the market has been largely understudied. The National Center for the Middle Market aspires to partner with top researchers from around the world who share our passion and appreciation for the middle market. With your help, we can achieve our goal of thoroughly exploring and understanding the middle market.

Ultimately, the Center seeks to broaden the knowledge base for middle market researchers, companies, policy makers, and business students by serving as the leading source of reliable, and thought-provoking content, critical analysis, and actionable insights pertaining to the middle market. To that end, we fund ongoing proprietary and commissioned research. We widely distribute the resulting reports, presentations, and journal articles for consumption, comment, and dialogue.

We encourage you to get involved by submitting a grant proposal to get your research funded. You can also explore research currently being conducted by our Fellows in your area of study. Together, we can continue providing the thought leadership that influences the success of the vital middle market.

Research Grant Proposal

Do you have an idea for research that addresses important business challenges or policy issues facing middle market companies? Submit a proposal for grant funding!
Application Due Date: November 28, 2017

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Research Projects and Fellows

The National Center for the Middle Market approves and funds several research projects each year. The projects fall into the following major categories: sourcing capital, talent management, operational efficiency/supply chain management, innovation, organizational issues...

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