GrowthEconomy.org with the help of researchers at the University of
Wisconsin-Extension and PitchBook. Now with the new primary establishment database
from InfoGroup and cross-referencing data with PitchBook data, GrowthEconomy.org draws
a correlation between private capital investment and growth in jobs and revenue in nearly
every U.S. Congressional district and metropolitan statistical area from 1997-2015.
The database also serves as a successful education tool for ACG when ACG reaches out
to policymakers about what its members do, how private equity is helping their communities
thrive and why they need to carefully weigh legislation that could harm that growth.
“This ground-breaking research has helped ACG for the first time take a leadership role in
For example, if a user wants to find out how many jobs were added from private equity-
advocacy for ACG members,” says Gary A. LaBranche, president and CEO of ACG Global.
“Today ACG is directly—and successfully—engaged with Congress, the Securities and
Exchange Commission and others to ensure that the voice of the middle market is heard
ACG was one of six Summit Award winners among 147 entries, ASAE said. The awards
are part of The Power of A campaign, which ASAE launched in 2009 “to increase awareness
about issues that impact associations and to spotlight the expertise and resources available
in the association community for policymakers and other key audiences.”
The first version of the GrowthEconomy project in 2013 was intended to show the power
of middle-market investment through a three-pound, glossy, printed book, known affection-
ately for its “thud” factor when it hit the desks of lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The project also
produced a dynamic website.
backed investments between 2004-2008 in Illinois’ Fifth Congressional District, he or she
can do so in real time on the GrowthEconomy.org site. Updated GrowthEconomy.org data
for 1997-2015 is now available.
The Summit Award winners will be recognized at the 17th Annual Summit Awards Dinner,
scheduled for October 5, 2016, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. //
— Kristin Gomez is vice president, communications and marketing, for ACG Global