53%

believe they are stronger than they were before the Great Recession

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2012 CIT Voice of the Middle Market

Perspectives from the Heart of America's Economy. Download the free report.

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About the Report:

Beneath the blue chip companies that often dominate the headlines lies a group of companies that together wield even more economic clout – those in the middle market sector.

Middle market companies are the backbone of the U.S. economy driving growth and generating trillions of dollars in sales annually. They comprise over 100,000 companies nationwide and employ over 30 million Americans.1

CIT has long realized the economic importance of the middle market and has been committed to providing lending, leasing and advisory services to this important sector for more than 100 years.

This study examines the perceptions of middle market executives throughout the United States and provides insights into the opportunities and challenges they are facing, as well as their views on the U.S. economy. 

1All figures are from U.S. Census.