CIT 2015 Voice of the Middle Market™ study examines the perspectives of U.S. middle market executives on the U.S. economy, the health of their companies, and the availability of financing. This year's study also explored their opinions on government policies and the upcoming 2016 presidential election. The middle market in the U.S. takes in a combined annual revenue of $6 trillion and employs more than 30 million people. The following are insights from middle market executives in the United States:
65% disapprove of the President's job performance.
97% disapprove of Congress's job performance.
87% list data security as the top concern over next 12 months.
76% are concerned with economic insecurity.
74% list costs associated with the Affordable Care Act.
19% would prefer to have an Independent in office.
90% agree Congress pays too much attention to Fortune 500 companies and not enough attention to Middle Market businesses.
91% agree policy that comes out of Washington does not consider the needs of Middle Market businesses.
Middle market companies account for one-third of private sector GDP and employ 25% of the total labor force.
While less visible than both small and large caps and vastly undersupported, middle-market companies are a signi