Middle Market Power Index | A Dun & Bradstreet and American Express Report


The first in a series of Middle Market Power Index reports from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet analyzes the state of middle market companies and finds that while these firms comprise less than 1% of US business, they make an outsized economic contribution across industries: slightly more than one in five dollars (21%) of U.S. business revenues come from the middle market, and these firms employ over one in four workers (28%) in the private sector. Middle market companies have led job growth since 2008, with a 4.4% increase in private sector employment—outperforming both smaller businesses (less than $10 million in revenues) and the largest companies (more than $1 billion in revenues). While small firms employ the largest share of the country’s workforce, the report finds the middle market created 2.1 million (92%) of the nearly 2.3 million net new jobs added during the past seven years.