Greater Cleveland Partnership Middle Market Forum

May 20

Cleveland, OH

7:30 AM


Keynote Presentation:  The DNA of Middle Market Growth

Tom Stewart, Executive Director, National Center for the Middle Market

The middle market consistently outperforms other economic segments. To understand what drives its growth, the National Center for the Middle-Market completed an analysis using data points from 20,000 middle market companies. Through their research, they uncovered seven management-controlled drivers of growth. They also revealed three distinct types of growers—clusters of companies that approach growth in similar ways. By means of innovation, investment, or efficiency, middle market champions have a growth DNA distinct from that of smaller and larger companies, which enables them to consistently achieve impressive results. Tom will share the finding and explain how understanding growth factors and growth DNA type can help company leaders make smarter choices that benefit companies, employees, and communities. 

 The Middle Market Forums feature thoughts leaders from the business community discussing topics that impact middle market company success. It also provides unparalleled networking opportunities for the regions' middle market executives and decision makers. Subjects include innovation, exporting, talent retention and attraction, supply chain resiliency, cyber security, and economic trends.