Menu

The Voice of the Region’s Business Community

FuturePAC gives businesses a voice on political issues and candidates that impact the economic landscape of the Capital Region.

Economic Development

We Know Economic Development

A political action committee of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, FuturePAC is the only PAC focused on economic development issues for Louisiana and the Capital Region. There are other business and statewide reform PACs, but FuturePAC is the only PAC solely focused on that topic.


We Drive Change that Matters

FuturePAC’s mission is to financially support issues and candidates that promote economic development in the Baton Rouge area and improve the business climate of the region. When FuturePAC has engaged, it almost always has made a difference in the outcomes. Ethics. The angel investor tax credit. Higher education reform. The R&D tax credit for small businesses. Elimination of a small business portion franchise tax. EBR School board. EBR Metro Council. FuturePAC’s engagement made these changes possible.

Award Icon
*East Baton Rouge Parish only, other parishes if requested by parish business leaders
FuturePAC primarily focuses on the following types of elections
State & Regional Leadership Local Leadership Important Issues
  • Statewide Elected Officials
  • State Representatives and Senators
  • Parish President*
  • Parish Council Seats
  • Infrastructure and other issues elections

Importance of “Big PAC”

FuturePAC is a “Big PAC”, which means that FuturePAC may contribute twice the normal limit to highly qualified candidates in the Capital Region. The Code of Governmental Ethics outlines contribution limits according to a major office candidate, district office candidate, and any other office candidate.  A general PAC may give $5,000 for major office candidates, $2,500 for district office candidates and $1,000 for any other office candidates.

Twice the Impact

As a “Big PAC,” FuturePAC can give $10,000, $5,000, and $2,000, respectively. For example, candidates for the state legislature are district office candidates. FuturePAC may contribute $5,000 toward their candidacy. In order to maintain “Big PAC” status, FuturePAC needs to secure 250 members by December 31st. FuturePAC has been designated as a “Big PAC” since its inception in 2006.

Types of Support

FuturePAC may support a candidate in one or more ways:

Contributing

to the candidate's campaign fund

Publicizing

FuturePAC's endorsement

Providing Advice

on campaign organization and strategy