Our exclusive study examines the perspectives of U.S. middle market executives on the U.S. economy, the availability of financing and the health of their companies. This 2014 U.S. economic outlook study also assessed respondents’ perspectives on the 2014 mid-term elections and 2016 presidential election. Explore elements of our third annual Voice of the Middle Market study throughout this page.
Middle market executives have a positive outlook for their businesses with nearly two-thirds (63%) indicating that their companies are better off today than last year. 

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Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with approximately $35 billion in financing and leasing assets. It provides financing, leasing and advisory services to its clients and their customers across more than 30 industries. CIT maintains leadership positions in middle market lending, factoring, retail and equipment finance, as well as aerospace, equipment and rail leasing.

CIT: Voice of the Middle Market –
Perspectives from the Heart of the U.S. Economy

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Results from the 2014 CIT: Voice of the Middle Market study show that the economic outlook of senior middle market executives is trending upwards, as compared to opinions from 2013. Middle market executives are favorable about the state of their own companies, with many describing it as strong. Few say they are worse off today as compared to a year ago. In fact, more than 60% of executives report being in a stronger position today than a year ago. Explore the 2014 CIT: Voice of the Middle Market report.

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Middle Market Economic Outlook: At a Glance

Webinar Replay

Available On-Demand. 

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CIT hosted a webinar to discuss the Voice of the Middle Market study and the perspectives of U.S. middle market executives on:

The Recovery of the U.S. Economy

The Current Lending Environment

2015 Hiring Expectations

Where Growth Opportunities Exist

The Impact of Regulations on the Sector

The 2014 and 2016 Election Cycle  


2013 CIT: Voice of the Middle Market

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Explore the 2013 Middle Market Outlook and related resources, such as last year's interview with John Thain and CNBC Closing Bell host Maria Bartaromo.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Closing Bell

CIT Rings the NYSE Closing Bell

CIT executives and their middle market customers ring The Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange to commemorate the release of CIT’s third annual Voice of the Middle Market study.

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Livingston, NJ Proclamation

Middle Market Day Declared in Livingston, NJ

Michael Rieber, Mayor of the city of Livingston, New Jersey, hereby proclaims Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in the city of Livingston as CIT Middle Market Day. See the full proclamation.

CIT: Voice of the Middle Market Study 
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View from the Middle brings you critical business insights and analysis, informative research reports, executive interviews, case studies, videos, and more. Stay on top of the issues that are shaping the industries CIT serves, as well as those that are of interest to every business. 

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