The middle market segment accounts for 44.5 million jobs, which is more than one-third of total US employment. In the past 12 years, employment in the middle market grew by 2.8%, a faster growth compared to small and large markets.
In 2012 mid-sized businesses created 1.17 million jobs, while in 2013 they grew employment faster compared to small and large businesses at a rate of 2.5% creating 1.2 million jobs.
Even during the time of recession between 2007 and 2010, mid-sized businesses managed to add 2.2 million jobs while the big businesses shed 3.7 million jobs.
The National Center for the Middle Market's (NCMM) predicts that mid-sized businesses could add one million jobs in 2014 projecting a growth rate of 2.2%.