A Washington staff briefing on the new Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth—“Middle Market 101”—drew more than 50 lawmakers and business leaders to Capitol Hill in May, as issues facing mid-sized companies gain the attention of lawmakers and the broader public.
The middle market’s role in U.S. economic growth was detailed by a notable panel of speakers, including Pam Hendrickson, global chairman of ACG and chief operating officer of The Riverside Company; Thomas A. Stewart, executive director for the National Center for the Middle Market; and Isabel Fernandez, chief commercial officer for GE Capital, Americas.
“The middle market has often felt left out when it comes to policy debates and considerations,” said Hendrickson in her introductory remarks. “We believe this forum
The caucus will help give voice to the more than 200,000 companies in the middle market that provide one-third of U.S. GDP, a sector that employs more than 44 million people.