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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

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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COVID-19’s Impact on the Demand for Manufacturing and Production Workers

Josh Bays | May 20, 2020

Learn which metro areas are experiencing the greatest change in demand for manufacturing and production workers
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COVID-19’s Impact on the Demand for Distribution Center & Logistics Industry Workers

Josh Bays | May 20, 2020

Learn which metro areas are experiencing the greatest change in demand for distribution center and logistics workers.
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Top Distribution Center Site Selection Trends for Q1 2020

Josh Bays | April 22, 2020

Learn about real estate trends that could impact your distribution center site selection decision.
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Metro Areas with the Most Disrupted Manufacturing Industry

Josh Bays | April 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting the manufacturing sector in the United States. Learn which metro areas have the potential to be disrupted the most.
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350+ Buildings to Expand Your Food Production & Distribution Capabilities in Response to COVID-19

Josh Bays | April 15, 2020

Site Selection Group hopes you are staying healthy during these challenging times. As you may be aware, we specialize in helping companies with their food & beverage production and distribution...
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Top National Distribution Center Real Estate Trends in 2020

Josh Bays | March 24, 2020

Learn about real estate trends that could impact your distribution center site selection decision.
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Demand for Production Workers Continues to Grow in 2020

Josh Bays | March 24, 2020

The labor market for production workers continues to tighten in the United States.
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Workforce Trends Impacting Distribution Center Site Selection Strategies in 2020

Josh Bays | February 25, 2020

Learn which markets are experiencing the most hiring pressures for distribution workers.
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Five Tips for Positioning Your Manufacturing Site Selection Project

Josh Bays | February 25, 2020

Learn five tips that will help you better position your manufacturing site selection project within the economic development community.
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