The first quarter of 2014 marked a resurgence in growth for the U.S. middle market. Middle market companies reported a year-over-year increase in revenue growth for the past 12 months and added workers to the payroll. Looking forward, middle market companies project revenue at a slower pace but expect employment to improve significantly. These projections are in line with continued economic confidence, as well as decreasing concerns and uncertainty related to the impact of government regulations in areas such as healthcare.