Midsize Companies Get No Respect

Flight mechanics and pilots perform inspections on R44 helicopters at the Robinson Helicopter facility in Torrance, Calif. Photograph by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Midsize companies are like middle children: ignored. The National Center for the Middle Market calculates that U.S. companies with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion a year account for one-third of private-sector output. But big companies get all the attention, because they’re big, and small companies get all the love, because they’re perceived as the champions of job creation. (Just listen to President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney compete to out-praise small business.)

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