Jeffrey B. Carr is the senior economist and corporate president of the Vermont-based Economic & Policy Resources, Inc. He has more than 30 years of experience in economic forecasting, economic analysis, tax-fiscal impact analysis, economic and fiscal impact assessment analysis, tax revenue forecasting, and regional impact analysis. He also has experience in preparing state economic-fiscal data and presenting it to Wall Street bond rating agencies. At EPR, Carr oversees activities of the company as a whole, and is involved in the management of the firm’s EB-5 program and public policy practices.
Since 2006, Carr has provided EB-5 project development job impact analyses, with over 200 EB-5 visa program consulting assignments completed. He has expertise in preparing EB-5 project business plans, economic impact studies, and regional center business plans for submission to USCIS.
He is also a consulting economist for various New England and New York state companies, business associations, and county and municipal governments. Furthermore, for more than 25 years, Carr has served as Vermont’s principal tax revenues forecaster-analyst and the consulting state economist, along with the Vermont state economic forecast manager for the New England Economic Partnership.
Prior to his work at Economic & Policy Resources, Inc., Carr worked for a U.S. House of Representatives member as a legislative director and economist. His professional experience further includes serving as the research director for a U.S. senate campaign, as a member of the Vermont government executive branch, and as a director of research for a national education organization.
Carr has taught economics at St. Michael’s College Graduate School, has served as a keynote speaker various conferences, and has written extensively on topics, such as the EB-5 visa program. He graduated from the University of Vermont with his B.S. in Animal Sciences, and his M.S. in Agricultural Economics.
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Economist Jeffrey Carr examines key implications for TEA designation in proposed legislation. The EB-5 Stakeholder community must act now to ensure a strong future for the program.