The Jobs and Prosperity Task Force is comprised of business leaders and entrepreneurs in the US, and will focus on Jobs Here, Jobs Now, Jobs First.

It is headed up by Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House of Representatives and general chairman of American Solutions for Winning the Future, a tri-partisan organisation designed to ‘rise above traditional gridlocked partisanship, to provide real, significant solutions to the most important issues facing our country’.

“We’ve given Washington a chance,” said Gingrich. “It has failed miserably and has proven to be so inept at job creation that our unemployment rate, as President Obama himself said, ‘blew past’ his own administration’s projection of 8%. Now it’s time for the people who know how to create jobs and prosperity, know what it means to stick to a budget and make payroll—the business leaders of this country—to come together and clean up this mess,” Gingrich said.

“We’re thrilled to have Benner on board as we begin the work to get this economy back on track.”