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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

Top Metro Areas for Distribution Centers in 2019

Josh Bays | October 22, 2019

Learn which large metro areas in the U.S. maximize distribution center efficiencies.
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2019 Industrial Real Estate Outlook for Manufacturers

Josh Bays | October 22, 2019

Industrial construction activity is at an all-time high, but manufacturers are having a hard time finding adequate real estate options. Learn the latest trends and whether there could there be relief...
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Wage Escalation Trends for Warehouse Workers

Josh Bays | September 17, 2019

Minimum wage increases often have a trickle up effect. Learn how these increases are affecting wage escalation for warehouse workers.
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Workforce Trends of 2019 Impacting Manufacturing Site Selection Strategies

Josh Bays | September 17, 2019

Learn about workforce trends in major metro areas and how they will impact the manufacturing sector.
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Top Distribution Center Trends in the First Half of 2019

Josh Bays | August 20, 2019

Learn the top distribution site selection trends of the first half of 2019 and what effect it had on real estate and the workforce.
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Innovative Ways Manufacturers are Optimizing Location Decisions

Josh Bays | August 20, 2019

The political and economic landscape is changing. Learn how that is opening innovative opportunities in manufacturing site selection.
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Top Hiring Trends for Truck Drivers in 2019

Josh Bays | July 23, 2019

Learn about the latest hiring trends for truck drivers across the United States.
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Top Manufacturing Trends in the First Half of 2019

Josh Bays | July 23, 2019

Learn which metro areas have been the most active for manufacturing so far in 2019, and how they could affect key market dynamics.
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Top Incentive Deals for Distribution Centers in the First Half of 2019

Josh Bays | June 25, 2019

Learn about the distribution projects that successfully offset a significant portion of their capital investment with economic incentives.
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Best States for Manufacturing in 2019

Josh Bays | June 25, 2019

Learn which states possess the optimal mix of manufacturing site selection drivers in 2019.
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