Middle Market Business Council

The council is the U.S. Chamber’s policy committee focused exclusively on understanding the distinct challenges of mid-market companies and advocating for a business environment that allows them to compete, grow, and create jobs. The council serves as the primary platform for mid-market business leaders to provide input to formulate and advance a strong pro-business agenda.

The council is the U.S. Chamber’s policy committee focused exclusively on understanding the distinct challenges of mid-market companies and advocating for a business environment that allows them to compete, grow, and create jobs.

The council serves as the primary platform for mid-market business leaders to provide input to formulate and advance a strong pro-business agenda. As the unintended consequences of laws and regulations often hit this business demographic particularly hard, the council serves as a vehicle for members to amplify their voice to legislators, policymakers, and regulators in Washington, D.C. on a range of policy issues.

Membership in the Middle Market Business Council requires mid-market Chamber membership at the appropriate dues level and a recommendation by a U.S. Chamber representative. The Chamber strives for appropriate membership balance on council, including geographic and industry representation. 

Recent Activity

ReportSep 18, 2018 - 8:00am
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Middle Market Index

The RSM US Middle Market Business Index is designed to accurately reflect business conditions in the U.S. middle market, while providing a statistically significant measure of the health and outlook for these businesses.

Above the FoldApr 17, 2018 - 5:30pm
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Here’s How Tax Reform is Working for American Workers, Businesses, and Families

Whether it’s through increased business investment, more jobs, or more pay, we're seeing tax reform’s benefits all across the country.

Above the FoldApr 12, 2018 - 2:45pm
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Tax Cuts Work

Thanks to the recently-enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, job creators are sending less of their hard-earned money to Washington.

Above the FoldMar 23, 2018 - 5:00pm
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Tax Reform Boosts Middle Market Business Confidence to an All-Time High

Nearly 70% of business executives surveyed said the economy improved in the first quarter of 2018.

ReportMar 12, 2018 - 5:00pm
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QUALITY PATHWAYS: Employer Leadership in Earn and Learn Opportunities

This paper advances a solution building from a bold idea for improving employer leadership and investment in a wide variety of earn and learn opportunities, including high-quality internships and apprenticeships.

Press ReleaseDec 19, 2017 - 8:00am

RSM US Middle Market Business Index at Record High as U.S. GDP Soars, Economic Fundamentals Pointing to Strong 2018

Middle market business leaders report record-high optimism with strong expectations on revenues, net earnings, hiring and compensation.

Press ReleaseSep 19, 2017 - 8:00am

Middle Market Businesses Less Optimistic For First Time Since Election

CHICAGO –The RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI), presented by RSM US LLP (“RSM”) in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, today announced the index declined in Q3 2017, following a record-high reading in Q2 2017.

Press ReleaseMar 21, 2017 - 8:00am

America’s Middle Market Posts Record-High Growth, Quarterly Index Shows

The first quarter 2017 RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI), released today, posted a record-high composite score of 129.8, up 9.7 points over the previous quarter, and 29.8 points above a baseline reading of 100, which indicates an expanding middle market.