Lobbying & Economic Development

Lobbying is the exertion of influence and the use of strategy to facilitate specific municipal actions, to impact economic development, and to secure government contracts.  

Local lobbying and economic development are core competencies for Masterplan. We’re seasoned lobbyists with the ability to exert influence and expertise when it comes to facilitating specific municipal actions. If you need to move ahead on a development but are railroaded by bureaucracy, let us help.

Our team of experienced consultants and city hall veterans has served both private clients and public agencies in all types of matters requiring government approval. Whether contractual, statutory, or procedural, Masterplan works hard to keep your projects moving forward, including using our influence to secure entitlements and other licenses. We have secured several significant economic incentives for our clients. 



We help clients across several industries.




Wes Hoblit
Client Engagement Executive  

Wes has helped position Masterplan as an industry leader in land use and zoning matters. Working closely with the senior consultant team, he uses his extensive knowledge of the industry to work with clients and develop solutions that ensure a positive client experience.

During his tenure he has worked for both Masterplan and its sister company, LaBarba Permit Service, gaining knowledge and experience with zoning application management and permit expediting, including alcohol permitting. Mr. Hoblit successfully led an effort to make Princeton wet and worked to change zoning rules in that city. 


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