Growth Economy

Find the impact of middle-market private equity in your community

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 2017, is the leading driver of jobs and sales growth in the middle market.

    • From 1998 through 2017, U.S.?private equity-backed companies grew jobs by 60 percent?while all other U.S. companies grew jobs by 24 percent.?Over three-quarters of this growth comes from the middle market.
    • From 1998 through 2017, U.S.?private equity-backed companies grew sales by 103 percent, while the United States grew sales by 29 percent.?80% of this growth comes from the middle market.

    Growth Economy 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 University of Wisconsin System Institute for Business and Entrepreneurship's Business Dynamics Research Consortium (BDRC).

    The website enables visitors to see data at the?national, state and core cased statistical area (CBSA) level - and by congressional districts. Growth Economy 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.