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The Other One Percent: Middle Market Firms Fueling the Economy

Zach Brooke

The Middle Market Power Index outlines the outsized economic footprint of middle market firms

Middle market firms may be small in number, but they pack a big wallop when it comes to their economic impact. That’s the takeaway from the June 2016 edition of the Middle Market Power Index, a collaborative report by American Express and B-to-B data and services firm Dun & Bradstreet that details the makeup and output of the sandwiched sector of U.S. companies.


Now in its fifth edition, the most recent report was released in June. It looks at what middle market businesses—those with annual revenues between $10 million and $1 billion—contributed to the U.S. economy as a whole between 2011 and 2016 and how they measured up against larger and smaller rivals.


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Zach Brooke is a former AMA staff writer turned freelance journalist. His work has been featured in Chicago magazine, Milwaukee Magazine, A.V. Club and VICE, among others. Follow him on Twitter @Zach_Brooke.