America's economic engine

A mid-market perspectives report

​US mid-market executives are more confident than ever with revenues, productivity, capital investment, and other key business metrics on the rise.

Opening the throttle

The findings in our latest survey show how mid-market companies are translating increased confidence in the economy into action: hiring new employees, investing in new technology solutions and other equipment, and acquiring businesses to reach new markets.

This report also addresses the constraints companies are encountering as they seek to expand, including the challenges involved with acquiring and retaining skilled talent.

Among the key findings:

  • Almost half of mid-market executives (45 percent) are "extremely" or "very" confident that the economy will continue to improve over the next 24 months—compared to just 10 percent in spring 2014.
  • Sixty-three percent say they expect to increase their full-time domestic workforce in the coming year, compared to 43 percent in spring 2014.
  • Almost half (46 percent) of those surveyed say they are likely, or very likely, to purchase another company in the coming year, a significant jump from the 31 percent who held the same view just six months ago.

To learn more, please click on the report download button. The full survey results are included in a separate document that is available for download below.

Also, view TheStreet interview with Roger Nanney, national managing partner, Deloitte Growth Enterprise Services, to learn more about the 2015 outlook for mid-market companies.

Learn why these are exciting times for the middle market

About this survey

A total of 504 executives from US mid-market companies, representing all major industries and 38 states, provided their insights for this survey. Respondents were limited to executives from companies with annual revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.

Infographic: Highlights of survey findings

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