Alex Montgomery

City Policy Associate

Alex Montgomery is IJ’s City Policy Associate. In that role, he produces internal reports and external research products to support activism campaigns.

Currently, Alex’s main focus is fighting for reforms at the grassroots to protect people’s right to earn an honest living. He’s especially interested in reducing red tape that inhibits entrepreneurship, learning from regulatory best-practices in cities across the country.

Alex previously worked at IJ as a Maffucci Fellow. Prior to joining the team, he was a summer fellow at the D.C.-based Hertog Foundation. Born and raised in Western North Carolina, he received his B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Alex's Research & Reports

Economic Liberty

Barriers to Business

Too often entrepreneurs struggle with local regulatory burdens, finding themselves trapped by high fees, long wait times, and complex paperwork.

Blueprint for Business

Starting a business in DC is expensive, confusing, and time-consuming; and many entrepreneurs find it difficult or impossible to turn their business dreams into a reality. The current regulatory process is so complex that it…

Alex's News, Articles & Publications

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