The second quarter of 2014 marked the second consecutive quarter of solid revenue growth for U.S. middle market firms. In addition, firms maintained hiring increases that were reported in the first quarter of the year. Middle market leaders continue to express higher levels of confidence in the global, U.S., and local economies and surprisingly, investment patterns have remained relatively stable in each industry. Healthcare costs still remain a top challenge, with other margin pressures following closely behind.

2Q 2014