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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 Mistakes Manufacturers Make in the Site Selection Process

Josh Bays | April 23, 2019

Site Selection Group identifies the top mistakes manufacturing companies make during the site selection process. Learn how to avoid these pitfalls.
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Workforce Trends of 2019 Impacting Distribution Center Site Selection Strategies

Josh Bays | April 23, 2019

Optimizing the final delivery process is essential for distribution center operators. Learn how that varies by the complexity of the logistics network.
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Site Selection Group’s 150 Mile Logistics Analysis Optimizes Location Strategies

Josh Bays | March 26, 2019

Optimizing the final delivery process is essential for distribution center operators. Learn how that varies by the complexity of the logistics network.
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Demand for Production Workers Continues to Grow in 2019

Josh Bays | March 26, 2019

The demand for production workers continues to grow steadily across the United States. Learn which markets are experiencing the most hiring pressures.
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Cold Storage: The Anomaly of Industrial Real Estate

Josh Bays | February 20, 2019

The basic principle of supply meeting demand does not seem to apply to cold storage. Learn the latest state of the industry.
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Top 5 Site Selection Tips for Implementing a Consolidation Strategy

Josh Bays | February 20, 2019

Leading indicators suggest there is an industrial slowdown on the horizon. Learn the top five site selection tips for implementing a consolidation strategy.
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Transformative Manufacturing Site Selection Project Announcements from 2018

Josh Bays | January 22, 2019

Top manufacturing site selection projects from 2018, and how they could affect your site selection decision.
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Top Distribution Center Site Selection Trends of 2018

Josh Bays | January 22, 2019

2018 was an active year for growth of distribution center operations in many metro areas. Learn which experienced the most growth and what effect it had on real estate and the workforce.
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Predicting the Future for 3PL’s

Josh Bays | November 27, 2018

Learn how predictive analytics can help 3PL’s assess market potential in new candidate locations.
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Top 5 Ways to Position Your Manufacturing Site Selection Project

Josh Bays | November 27, 2018

Learn how to position your manufacturing site selection project with EDOs to generate the best project ROI.
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