The new group is widely considered a sign that Jindal is still seriously considering a run for national office.
"The reality is that I haven't made that decision [about running for president]. What I am doing in 2014, we've created America Next to focus on policies. I think that too often people in D.C. are worried about 2016," Jindal said.
The governor also said the Republican Party needed to focus on winning the "war of ideas" rather than elections first.
"The Republican Party needs to stop being the party of no," he said.
Does Jindal support the Common Core educational standards developed for primary and secondary schools?
It's not clear from the governor's comments at press club what he thinks about Common Core, which some conservatives have argued amount to a federal government takeover of state education matters.
The governor implied he was in favor of keeping rigorous standards, but he stopped short of saying clearly that he supported Common Core.