North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP), a regional economic development organization serving 14 parishes in North Louisiana, created the Top of Louisiana Political Action Committee (TopLA PAC) in response to a critical need identified by NLEP’s five year strategic plan. TIP Strategies of Austin, Texas, which developed our strategic plan, identified a critical need: the region needed a strong advocate to represent North Louisiana’s collective interests on economic development issues. Across the region, there are many groups that represent their communities effectively, but there is no unified voice for North Louisiana. Having a unified voice will strengthen the region’s position in state public policy that impacts economic development.

Top of Louisiana Political Action Committee

The Top of Louisiana PAC (TopLA PAC) is a non-partisan, voluntary political action committee with membership open to investors of the NLEP. TopLA PAC was created as an organization separate from the North Louisiana Economic Partnership with its own bylaws and Board of Directors who vote on public policy positions.


The mission of the Top of Louisiana PAC is to be an effective advocate for public policy that culminates in a positive environment for business attraction and growth in North Louisiana. This will be accomplished through the development and implementation of proactive, engaged, and strategic programs by the TopLA PAC.


  • To become a unified voice for North Louisiana by forming a coalition of legislators working for the common interest of the region
  • To advocate for issues that promote economic development

Focus Areas

Public Policy that impacts:

  • Incentives for business retention, expansion, and attraction
  • Workforce development
  • Infrastructure that supports business and commerce
  • Sustained funding for economic development activities
  • Higher education and K-12 education

NLEP's 14 Parishes 

10 Senators                                         21 Representatives