AFPI Announces Jim Carter Will Direct Its Center For American Prosperity

January 31, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America First Policy Institute (AFPI) announced Jim Carter will direct day-to-day operations of its Center for American Prosperity (CAP). Carter will work alongside CAP Chairman Larry Kudlow, former Director of the National Economic Council, to promote pro-growth, capitalist policies including low taxes, deregulation, federal spending reduction, energy independence, sound money, and free, fair, reciprocal trade policies.

“I’m delighted Jim is joining the Center. I know he will fight tirelessly for policy solutions that will bring prosperity and opportunity to hardworking Americans across America,” said Larry Kudlow, Vice Chair of AFPI’s Board and Chair of the Center for American Prosperity. “His experience and commitment to pro-growth, free-enterprise, capitalist policies make him well-suited to lead America First Policy Institute’s economic policy work.”

Carter brings decades of experience to this role including senior positions with the Senate Budget Committee, Department of Labor, Department of Treasury, and the National Economic Council at the White House.

“Americans are struggling due to higher prices, empty store shelves, and paychecks that aren’t keeping up with bills,” said Jim Carter, Director of the Center for American Prosperity. “The Center for American Prosperity at the America First Policy Institute will champion policies that worked just a few years ago to raise paychecks, drive job growth, and provide new opportunities for all Americans from every walk of life. We must act now to defeat America’s current economic malaise and return to economic policies that actually work.”

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Jim Carter’s biography:

Jim Carter is from Kansas City, Missouri, and serves as Director of the Center for American Prosperity at AFPI. Previously, Jim was Vice President of Government Affairs at Emerson, a diversified global manufacturing and technology company. Mr. Carter served in the Bush Administration, as a senior staff member on the Senate Budget Committee, and as an advisor to several U.S. senators. Jim has served senior roles at the Department of Labor, Department of Treasury, and the National Economic Council at the White House. He received the Secretary of the Treasury’s “Exceptional Service Award.” Mr. Carter has written more than 160 articles on fiscal policy, economics, and other public policy matters for leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, POLITICO, The Hill, and USA Today. He is a frequent speaker and has taught at The George Washington University and at Johns Hopkins University. Jim serves on the board of the National Capital Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. He holds degrees from George Mason University and Truman State University.

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