"Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together."
- James Cash Penney

According to National Center for the Middle Market research, remarkable growth for middle market businesses - or a growth rate at least four times the rate of GDP growth - is not a factor of company size, industry type, ownership structure, or location. Rather, it's a result of key business characteristics that set the top 9% of middle market companies well apart from their peers.

This upper echelon of companies, or Growth Champions, follows a clear blueprint for growth. Key strategies are based on a group of distinguishing characteristics, including strong management culture, exceptional talent management, sharp customer focus, broad geographic vision, and innovation.

Take a closer look at these capabilities and how they enable exceptional growth for the Growth Champions of the middle market.


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