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Midyear update on the middle market economy

Join RSM US Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Neil Bradley as they discuss the economic outlook and what middle market companies should anticipate in the coming months.

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Q2 2024 Middle Market Business Index (MMBI)

Sentiment improves as firms look to invest

Key findings:

  • The MMBI rose to 132.0 in the second quarter from 130.7 in the prior period.
  • Forty percent of senior executives indicated that the economy had improved.
  • A majority of executives intend to boost capital expenditures over the next six months.

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The Real Economy Blog

The Real Economy Blog was developed to provide timely economic insights about the middle market economy. It is offered as a complement to RSM’s macroeconomic thought leadership, including The Real Economy monthly publication and the proprietary RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI).

The voice of the middle market

Middle market organizations, which make up the “real economy,” are too big to be small and too small to be big. They have distinct challenges and opportunities around resources, labor, technology, innovation, regulation and more.