"If the government policy of the United States is to balkanize the country and to lock in capital and labor and everything just into one particular area or state, that's really bad for the recovery of the economy," Gilmore explained.
In order to change to a more "pro-growth" country, he added, "you got to be able to expense investment quicker so that people are encouraged to invest in this country."
"Historically, investment in this country is down relative to the way it has been in the past 50 years," Gilmore said. The U.S. needs to be able to bring money back "for investment in the United States instead of driving it offshore."
In addition, Gilmore said re-simplifying the federal tax code could "supercharge the growth in this country and get this unemployment rate down."
"We at the Free Congress Foundation believe growth is the answer and we're going to be pushing a strong growth program," Gilmore concluded.
Follow Strategy Session on Twitter:
Watch CNBC's "The Strategy Session" weekdays at Noon ET.