Summary of US Mid-Market Enterprises

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Judging from the dismal performance of many of the world’s financial markets in early 2016, analysts might have expected that managers of US middle-market companies would pull back their overseas investing in manufacturing, customer service and other areas. Yet for most of these firms, the opposite is true. Many business leaders are planning to invest in various operations abroad. getAbstract recommends this eye-opening report from the Economist Intelligence Unit to business executives examining their decisions about expanding in international markets.

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The wrenching market volatility of the first two months of 2016 caused many US business executives to rethink their investments in foreign operations. Market watchers had reasonable expectations of a retrenchment. But, contrarily, middle-market companies, to a great extent, have continued their planned expansion in 2016. The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a survey of 304 business executives from a variety of industries whose firms have annual revenues of between $20 million and $1 billion. Some 83% of the companies have their...


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