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Moving Beyond the Core Makes Sense for Many Mid-Market Firms

Big-company CEOs increasingly are being strafed by activist investors and others for moving too far afield of their core businesses, and many are simplifying their organizations as a result. But mid-market chiefs and many of their counterparts at Fortune 1000 companies still have good reasons to move beyond their corporate core.

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Middle-Market Companies Aren’t Taking Advantage of Export Opportunities, Study Says

The strong dollar has undercut export potential for just about every American company. But middle-market firms, in particular, seem to be weak in this area. A new report from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet found some strong but limited outposts for exporting. For example, just 10% of mid-market companies in Florida, the leading percentage, engaged in exports, followed by New Jersey, 8%; North Carolina, 7%; and Illinois, 6%. And these are the U.S.’ leaders.

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