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Grant Thornton joins National Center for Middle Market

Seeks to help medium-sized companies prosper

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"Grant Thornton will help us continue our five-year track record of funding and publishing journal-quality research – as well as outreach and education"
CHICAGO, IL --Grant Thornton LLP has been named a sponsor of the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM), the nation’s leading research institution dedicated to helping medium-sized companies prosper by providing insights and analyses that drive growth, jobs and competitiveness in the middle market.

Through the multi-year sponsorship, Grant Thornton will join The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business – a founding partner of the NCMM – in determining the strategic direction of the organization.

“The U.S. middle market includes 200,000 companies employing 44.5 million people; it generates more than $10 trillion in annual revenues,” said Mike McGuire, chief executive officer of Grant Thornton. “Yet few organizations are devoted to producing meaningful informative research to help medium-sized companies. That’s why we are so excited to sponsor the NCMM – to drive growth for the middle market.”

“Grant Thornton will help us continue our five-year track record of funding and publishing journal-quality research – as well as outreach and education,” said Thomas A. Stewart, executive director of the NCMM. “What’s more, Grant Thornton’s acumen in the middle market will greatly enhance our work.”

Grant Thornton points to cybersecurity as an example of the challenges facing middle-market companies. To this end, Grant Thornton cybersecurity leaders will be joining the NCMM as a presenter at an April educational briefing hosted by the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth. The briefing will examine the impact of cybersecurity on medium-sized companies and their investors.

Additional areas Grant Thornton expects to help the NCMM study include talent management, innovation, growth, customer focus, operational excellence and globalization.

About the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM)

The National Center for the Middle Market is a partnership of The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, SunTrust Banks, Inc. and Grant Thornton LLP. The Center was founded in 2011 and is the nation’s leading research institution dedicated to helping middle market companies to be more competitive through research, advocacy and educational initiatives. To learn more about the Center visit www.middlemarketcenter.org.

About The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business


From business as usual to business unusual, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business prepares students to go beyond and make an immediate impact in their careers through top-ranked programs, distinguished faculty, and a vast network of partnerships that reaches from the surrounding business community to multinationals, nonprofits and startups across the globe. Our students are uniquely prepared and highly sought, leveraging Fisher’s rigorous, experiential learning environment with the resources of Ohio State, a premier research university with 500,000 proud Buckeye alumni.

About Grant Thornton LLP


Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. In the United States, Grant Thornton has revenue in excess of $1.4 billion and operates 58 offices with more than 500 partners and 6,400 employees. Grant Thornton works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.

“Grant Thornton” refers to Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL). GTIL and the member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered by the member firms. GTIL and its member firms are not agents of, and do not obligate, one another and are not liable for one another’s acts or omissions. Please see grantthornton.com for further details.


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