Land Use Strategies understands the competitive gas station and convenience store industry. We have assisted clients in creating successful strategic community and political engagement campaigns to combat NIMBY and environmental groups efforts to stop new stores. Our experience in dealing with complex environmental regulations is instrumental in generating simple, straightforward messaging to counter false and misleading information.

As soon as I get the first sign of public opposition, I call Land Use Strategies!
— Greg May, President, Utility Management Group

Pacific Fuels + Convenience Summit (PFCS) 2019 - San Diego

The Land Use Strategies team had a great time in San Diego at the Pacific Fuel + Convenience Summit. Our green booth really stood out in the crowd! We met a lot of great industry people and had several conversations with gas station and convenience store owners, each of whom had either a story or current issue dealing with upset neighbors, competitors, or elected officials.

On the last day of the summit, we gave a presentation that provided insight on how to deal with large competitors. The feedback we received was very positive, as even the most savvy and successful business owners can feel helpless against national chains. However, although we chose a very narrow scope to discuss, the principles are the same when trying to get your project entitled. Overall, the summit was a success and we look forward to attending again next year.

Having problems with large competitors or need assistance getting your gas station entitled? Contact us and let us see if we can help you out!



Land Use Strategies is experienced in assisting clients dealing with community and regulatory issues with their wind, solar, and pipeline projects. Our team has connected clients to key decision-makers at the state and federal levels, providing them the opportunity to build relationships and educate these influencers about their project’s objectives and benefits.

Jesse has excellent political skills and sense to help navigate through challenging issues
— Thomas Zoeller, Senior Advisor and Acting General Counsel, U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board