U.S. middle market companies extended their string of solid revenue and employment gains during the third quarter of 2013 and anticipate those trends will continue over the next 12 months, albeit at a decelerating pace. Though markedly improved from the same period a year earlier, revenue increases, employment gains and confidence in the global and local economy all appear to have hit plateaus amid mounting concerns – indicating that business conditions for this critical segment of the U.S. economy have stabilized.