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Josh Bays

Josh Bays
Josh Bays is a principal of Site Selection Group where he manages the company's industrial, education, and economic development business practices. He is a critical part of the company's management team and helps develop and implement strategic plans for SSG. Throughout his career, Bays has been a key contributor in the continued development of new service lines offered by the company. These contributions include the development of various cutting-edge analytical platforms that have enabled clients to optimize their location decisions. Previously, Bays was an associate at Trammell Crow Company in the Corporate Site Selection Group. There, he supported all location advisory projects through the research of critical site selection variables, including economic incentive and real estate conditions for corporate operations. Bays has completed more than 250 projects for global clients, including Amazon.com, W.W. Grainger, Novartis, Glanbia Foods, Bimbo Bakeries, Boeing, Harley-Davidson, Lincoln Education Services, Bryant & Stratton College and the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition. Bays received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Bays holds a bachelor's degree in geography with concentrations in urban geography and geographic information science from The University of Texas at Austin.

Recent Posts

Five Things to Know When Developing a West Coast Site Selection Strategy

Josh Bays | November 18, 2020

Here are five things manufacturers should be aware of before commencing their West Coast site selection project.
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Critical Factors to Consider When Developing a Cold Storage Site Selection Strategy

Josh Bays | November 18, 2020

Vacancy rates for freezer-cooler space is at an all-time low. Learn several critical factors to consider when developing a cold storage site selection strategy.
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Increasing Demand for Warehouse Workers

Josh Bays | October 21, 2020

Learn how the pandemic has affected the market for hiring warehouse workers in active metro-areas.
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Why Manufacturers are Having Trouble with the Real Estate Market

Josh Bays | October 21, 2020

Learn how the hot industrial real estate market is making it tough on production projects.
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Top Distribution Center Site Selection Trends for Q2 2020

Josh Bays | September 23, 2020

Learn about the notable distribution center announcements and economic incentive packages from the second quarter of 2020.
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Best States for Manufacturing in 2020

Josh Bays | August 19, 2020

Learn which states score the best for manufacturing investment in 2020.
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National Distribution Center Real Estate Trends in Q2 2020

Josh Bays | August 19, 2020

Learn how industrial real estate fared in the second quarter.
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Manufacturing Site Selection Trends from the First Half of 2020

Josh Bays | July 22, 2020

Despite COVID-19, jobs and investment are still being created in the manufacturing industry.
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Distribution Center Site Selection Trends from the First Half of 2020

Josh Bays | July 22, 2020

Distribution center announcements have not slowed down in the first half of 2020.
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Real Time Industrial Site Selection Market Conditions

Josh Bays | June 17, 2020

Based on very recent project experience, Site Selection Group has three statements, two questions, and one predication about industrial site selection.
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