ES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Principal Financial Group® announced today that most small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are expecting to stay in growth mode over the next year while investing to stay competitive in a tight U.S. labor market, according to the 6th annual Principal Financial Well-Being IndexSM: Business Owners.

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The Principal Financial Well-Being Index aggregates key insights from nearly 600 interviews with employers with less than 1,000 employees across the U.S. to provide a holistic perspective on timely issues facing this market segment, which makes up 99% of U.S. companies.

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