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. 

Receive Grant Funding to Study Middle Market Businesses


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!

Each year, the National Center for the Middle Market funds grant requests for research that will benefit the middle market. We are specifically interested in research projects designed to generate data and insight that can accelerate growth, increase competitiveness, or create jobs for the middle market. This year we are specifically looking for proposals in one of the following areas: Operations, Talent/Culture/HR, Growth & Innovation, Access to Capital, and Economics/Policy. 

Proposals will be accepted and evaluated on a semi-annual basis according to the schedule below.



              November 28, 2017 January 31, 2018


We invite you to use the links below to download the RFP and submit your proposal for consideration!

For further information, please contact Alicia Ritchey at 614-292-7770 or e-mail ritchey.63@osu.edu.

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