Thomas A. Stewart Discusses 1Q 2014 Middle Market Indicator
Executive Director Thomas A. Stewart discusses the latest findings of the 1Q 2014 Middle Market Indicator as the U.S. middle market continues to lead growth for the U.S. economy. For the first quarter of 2014, 60% of middle market firms reported improved overall company performance versus one year ago. The proportion of companies reporting improved performance has remained fairly stable over the past 12 months. Middle market companies reported a year-over-year increase in revenue growth of 6.5%, outpacing the revenue growth for the S&P 500 as sales grew by 0.5% over the same period.