Chamber forms partnership to support middle-market businesses
The news came on the heels of the 2017 RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI) that showed growth in the middle market.
“RSM launched the MMBI to help the broader business community and policymakers understand the issues affecting the middle market,” managing partner and CEO of RSM Joe Adams said. “Partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a powerful and natural extension of that mission. Together, we will work to highlight the needs of the middle market so we can continue to provide solid counsel, both to the companies we serve and key influencers who care about the viability of the middle market.”
Senior Executive Vice President Suzanne Clark said they were looking forward to working with RSM.
“The more we understand about this sector of the economy, the better we can advocate for policies that accelerate growth and create jobs,” Clark said. “The MMBI is a valuable resource to ensure the voice of the middle market is truly represented. Like the majority of respondents in this quarter’s index, we are optimistic about the future because we see a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enact major reforms that can drive America’s economic growth.”
According to the Chamber, the middle market in the U.S. contributes 40 percent to the nation’s GDP, includes over 200,000 businesses and employs one-third of Americans.