Growth Economy

See for yourself the impact of middle-market private equity on the U.S. economy.

 

Thanks to private capital investment, the United States continues to see job and sales growth in nearly every Congressional district. The data provided by GrowthEconomy.org shows specifically how private equity investment, from 1998 through 2015, is the leading driver of jobs and sales growth in the middle market. For example:

  • From 1998 through 2015, U.S. private equity-backed companies grew jobs by 70 percent while all other U.S. companies grew jobs by 24 percent. Well over three-quarters of this growth comes from the middle market.
  • From 1998 through 2015, U.S. private equity-backed companies grew sales by 83 percent, while the United States grew sales by 25 percent. Nearly 90 percent of this growth comes from the middle market.

GrowthEconomy.org is a dynamic research database that matches data from two independent sources to track a key driver of the US economy: how private equity-backed companies compare to other U.S. businesses on jobs and sales growth. This powerful research tool is made possible through a partnership between the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), PitchBook Data, Inc., and the Business Dynamics Research Consortium at the University of Wisconsin-Extension Division for Business and Entrepreneurship.

The website enables visitors to see data at the national, state and core cased statistical area (CBSA) level - and by congressional districts. GrowthEconomy.org also uses unique metrics, such as sales segments, which identify new trends and insights about private equity and the middle market's impact on regional economies.