For businesses with revenues falling between $10 million and $1 billion, it can be difficult to find resources to help grow the company. No longer having the luxury of startup assets or the benefits and incentives of a larger business, companies in the middle market are often left to fend for themselves. The Chamber’s Middle Market Action Team (MMAT) aims to combat this.
MMAT is leveraging regional assets and connectivity to become a top U.S. region for middle market growth through four strategies and corresponding actions:
- Develop social capital among middle market executives in the region.
- Enhance opportunities for growth-oriented small & mid-size businesses to increase their competitiveness & develop strategies for growth.
- Advocate at the federal, state and local levels to make it easier to do business in the region and create a competitive advantage.
- Build awareness and inform middle market companies and key stakeholders about the importance of the middle market to our region’s growth and prosperity.
MMAT focuses on four priority areas, meeting periodically throughout the fiscal year to work toward the above goals. Priority areas include:
Focused on increased proactive talent planning
strategies and visibility of job opportunities within
middle market organizations.
- ACCESS TO CAPITAL FOR GROWTH
Focused on strengthening knowledge of financing
opportunities at various stages of growth and how
best to access the capital needed to support strategic
- PEER NETWORKS
Focused on building social capital amongst middle
market executives to learn and share best practices.
Focused on identifying and supporting policies that
ssist with the continued growth for
Greater Philadelphia’s middle market businesses,
as well as provide opportunities for the middle market
to contribute its unique perspective around
At the hand of MMAT’s thought leadership, the Chamber presents a suite of programs geared towards the needs of middle market businesses designed to help them grow faster.
Check out upcoming middle market events and a recap of the events you may have missed below.
January 31, 2018 | 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Sheraton Hotel Valley Forge
Michael Araten, President & CEO, K’Nex and Chair, The Chamber’s Middle Market Action Team,
speaks at Funding Your Future: The Middle Market Capital Journey, October 2017
Hear stories from our own regional Growth Champions (an elite group (9%) of Middle Market businesses that are growing at the impressive rate of at least 4 times the rate of GDP growth) and discover how the middle market is essential to our economic prosperity.
Among our speakers will be Tom Stewart, Executive Director, National Center for the Middle Market, who will elaborate on the qualities that make a Growth Champion, such as strong management culture, sharp customer focus, exceptional talent management, and much more.
Middle Market Executive Roundtables*
February 14, 2018 | June 2018
These middle market c-suite exclusive roundtables offer a small group peer-to-peer learning environment. Each will focus on a specific topic and provide space for executives to work on their business, not just in it.
Upcoming Roundtable Topic: Modernizing and streamlining your businesses through digital and financial transformations
*Qualifying restrictions may apply to each roundtable gathering. Dates are tentative.
Talent Pipeline Program
Save the Date: April 17, 2019
Exclusive to middle market businesses, this event will provide the chance for companies to get direct access to the organizations who work closely on placing the talent your business is seeking.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Panelists at Funding Your Future: The Middle Market Capital Journey, October 2017
This past October, business leaders gathered at WHYY to explore the various financing options that are available to middle market businesses looking to grow; the challenges faced in accessing capital; and how to prepare for success.
“Always valuable to hear first hand experience from those in the process, not just those advising.” — Attendee at Funding Your Future
The Mighty Middle Market
The Chamber’s Middle Market Action Team drives rapid growth in companies with annual revenues between $10M & $1B through targeted programs and strategies.