Why are we hitting the road?

The GE Capital and Slate “Roadshow for Growth” national tour is a unique platform designed to give middle market businesses ($10 million to $1 billion in revenue) a major stage to voice their issues and promote growth within this critical segment of the U.S. economy. While only 3% of American companies belong to the middle market, they account for one-third of the national GDP contributing to more than 43.3 million U.S. jobs.

The “Roadshow for Growth” tour will make dozens of stops in major cities and at mid-market businesses and will host a series of one-on-one discussions, middle market events, town halls and in-depth sessions with policy makers.

In addition to stops throughout the country, Slate and GE Capital will host five major anchor events beginning on May 9th in Chicago, followed by New York in June, Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles. The six-month tour will conclude in Columbus, Ohio at the 3rd Annual National Middle Market Summit at Ohio State University in late October where the learning from the tour will be shared with hundreds of middle-market executives. Throughout the tour, Slate and GE Capital will also share research, insights and stories on the middle market at roadshow.slate.com.