In 2Q 2015 75% of middle market companies reported increased revenue growth, however at a slower growth rate than the previous three quarters. Employment growth is also continuing a downward trend that started at the beginning of the year, with a growth rate just under 4% for the quarter. Finding and retaining qualified candidates and the impact of government regulations are the biggest challenges to middle market companies, but leaders believe a strengthening dollar and a slowdown in the rise of healthcare costs will benefit them in the coming year.