Media Inquiries

The Center welcomes interest and inquires from the print, broadcast, and digital media and appreciates the support of both the press and the public in helping us communicate research findings and spread the word about the critical role of the U.S. middle market.


Press Releases

  • US Middle Market Finishes 2016 with Strong Performance

    U.S. middle market companies reported an average revenue growth of 6.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, capping off a strong year of overall growth, according to the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM). Combined with steady job gains, this finding from the NCMM's Q4 2016 Middle Market Indicator (MMI) points to strong fundamentals for middle market firms entering 2017.

  • Many Middle Market Businesses Not Investing in Talent Properly, New Report Finds

    Study from National Center for the Middle Market and Vistage Worldwide provides framework for talent planning.

  • US Middle Market Poised to "Brexit" on Some UK Business Investments

    NCMM finds businesses eyeing slight shift of resources to domestic business development

  • US Middle Market Businesses See Revenue Up 6.3 Percent in Quarter

     Middle market companies reported year-over-year revenue growth of 6.3 percent in the first quarter of 2016. Revenue growth registers ahead of the previous quarter's numbers, but is down from the 7.4 percent growth observed one year ago, according to the Q1 2016 Middle Market Indicator (MMI) released today by the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM).

  • SunTrust Announced as New Primary Sponsor; Grant Thornton and Cisco Signed as Supporting Sponsors

    The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) has announced SunTrust Banks, Inc. as its new primary sponsor, and Grant Thornton and Cisco as supporting sponsors. The multiyear agreements will enable the NCMM to continue providing insights and analyses that drive growth, jobs and competitiveness in the middle market, and ultimately, the overall U.S. economy. 

  • Middle Market Businesses Report Strong Revenue Growth, Confidence in U.S. Economy

    U.S. middle market companies continue to report strong revenue growth and confidence in the domestic economy, even as their level of comfort in the global economy and attitude toward investing in their business diminishes amid slowdowns in international markets. These findings headline the National Center for the Middle Market's (NCMM) Q3 2015 Middle Market Indicator (MMI), the latest in a quarterly series of reports designed to uncover the top t…

  • Innovation Whitepaper Press Release

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (October 13, 2015)--The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) and Cherry Bekaert LLP, a growth-oriented CPA firm, announced today findings from its ”Organizing for Innovation in the Middle Market” study. The research, which examined perspectives on innovation among C-suite executives of middle market companies, found firms that employ low-risk innovative initiatives produce valuable returns, while the most adept …

  • Q2'15 MMI Press Release

    Columbus, Ohio (July 29, 2015) – For the second quarter in a row, middle market executives say that middle market corporate growth continues to moderate, suggesting that the business cycle remains steady following a period of robust growth in 2014.

  • Middle Market Company Growth Stabilizes

    Columbus, OH (April 22, 2015) – Following a year of consistently accelerating revenue and employment growth for middle market firms, growth appears to be slowing and stabilizing in the first quarter of 2015, according to the National Center for the Middle Market’s Q1 2015 Middle Market Indicator (MMI), issued today. The quarterly study found that while revenue and employment growth continue to be strong, the rate of increase has taper…

  • The National Center for the Middle Market and Cherry Bekaert Announce Strategic Alliance to Provide Innovation Indicators for the Southeast

    The National Center for the Middle Market ("NCMM") and top-ranked CPA firm Cherry Bekaert LLP are pleased to announce a strategic alliance to provide ongoing insights into innovation and growth strategies for Middle Market companies.

  • President Obama, Congress Should Tackle Infrastructure, Middle Market Executives Say

    COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 20, 2015 -- A new survey released today shows that middle-market executives want Congress and President Barack Obama to focus on ways to overhaul the tax code, expand access to foreign markets, and upgrade the nation's infrastructure.

  • U.S. Middle Market Drives National Economy Forward

    Friday’s strong jobs report continues a trend of growth and rebounds from August's weaker-than-expected results. The manufacturing, financial services, and construction industries, in particular, all report strong growth over the past month. The middle market is a significant contributor to this growth, with the nation’s 200,000 mid-sized businesses expecting to grow revenue by 5.8 percent and employment by 3.3 percent in the coming y…

  • Middle Market Unaffected By Uncertainty In National Economy

    Columbus, OH—Today's lower-than-projected jobs numbers send another mixed signal about the outlook of the nation’s economy. Middle market executives, however, expect to see strong, continued employment growth. In 2014 alone, this sector is projected to create 59 percent of all new jobs in the U.S.

  • Middle Market Confidence in U.S. Economy Reaches Record High

    COLUMBUS, OH – JULY 23, 2014 – Business leaders representing the nation’s nearly 200,000 mid-sized firms are bullish about the U.S. economy, fueled by consistently strong revenue growth. In fact, middle market companies grew revenue over the past 12 months at 6.6 percent, nearly twice as fast as the S&P 500 at 3.4 percent. This strength boosted executive confidence in the U.S. economy to a record high of 68 percent, accordin…

  • 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.

  • 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. recover…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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. 

  • Advanced Manufacturing Techniques Drive Growth, Profitability For Middle Market Manufacturers

    The nation’s 33,000 middle market manufacturing companies are increasingly leveraging advanced manufacturing techniques to generate increased revenue and productivity growth. A new report released today by the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) indicates that the 47 percent of mid-market manufacturers currently using advanced manufacturing techniques have experienced a 20 percent…

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