RSM US Middle Market Business Index
A critical view into the real economy
RSM and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to present the RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI) as a means to give voice to the middle market and raise awareness for this crucial, yet under-represented segment of the economy.
Developed in partnership with Moody's Analytics, the MMBI 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. Until now, there has been no comprehensive index for the middle market. Updated quarterly, the MMBI provides a critical and never-before-seen view into the real economy.
The RSM US MMBI eased to a still-robust reading of 134.5 in the second quarter, down slightly from a high of 136.7 three months earlier.
The age of big data translates to even bigger risk for businesses of all sizes, but middle market companies are particularly vulnerable.
PREVIOUS FOUR QUARTERS
In the first quarter of 2018, the RSM US MMBI registered an all-time high of 136.7, helped by strong economic fundamentals.
The RSM US Middle Market Business Index posted a new high of 132.2 in the fourth quarter as the economy gains momentum heading into 2018.
The RSM US Middle Market Business Index declined to 125.7 in the third quarter from the record-high reading of 132.1 prior.
The RSM US Middle Market Business Index posted a record high of 132.1 in the second quarter, the second consecutive record-high reading.