FreedomWorks and the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, a group including influential economic conservative thinkers such as Stephen Moore, Larry Kudlow, Art Laffer and Steve Forbes, have partnered on a nationwide project to host presidential candidates and determine who has the best economic agenda.

Moore, a scholar at the Heritage Foundation, told the Washington Examiner the committee plans to release ratings of the presidential candidates that will show which candidate offers the most pro-growth policies that will create the most jobs for the American people.

"We just think this is a way of tapping into the anger and the anxiousness of the grassroots around the country about the fact that the American economy is in a stall mode right now," Moore said. "What we have is we got sort of the intellectual brainpower and some of the leading economic thinkers — in Laffer and Kudlow and Forbes — and then link up with FreedomWorks, which has 6 million grassroots activists, to put this together and really have huge events around the country."

Moore said the two groups are scheduling the first event for September in Orlando, Fla., and they plan to also host events in Houston, Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago.

He added that the events will not be limited to GOP presidential candidates, as they will invite Democratic candidates such as Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, too. They will also invite Vice President Joe Biden to share his economic vision for America.

While the grading scale has yet to be determined, Moore said they would evaluate the candidates' tax plans, energy plans and immigration plans. Other factors the committee will consider include ideas about welfare reform, upward economic mobility and a strong and stable dollar.

FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon told the Washington Examiner earlier this month that he would wait to make an announcement about the big-name personalities involved in the project, but his organization got involved because they wanted to see a robust and detailed economic agenda put forward by the candidates.

"I remember thinking Mitt Romney lost this [2012 election] when he put out that Wall Street Journal op-ed where he had his 50 tweaks to save the American economy and it was just this technocratic, boring, Democrat-lite [proposal]," Brandon said. "What I want to see is a real defense of pro-growth economic policies."

Several GOP presidential candidates have already met with the Committee to Unleash Prosperity in New York City, including former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee earlier this week. Moore said former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will meet with his group next month.