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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 Site Selection Trends Manufacturers Should Anticipate in 2018

Josh Bays | January 23, 2018

Site Selection Group identifies the top site selection trends that companies should anticipate in 2018. Learn which factors could affect your production projects.
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Top Mistakes Manufacturers Make During The Site Selection Process

Josh Bays | November 20, 2017

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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Which States are Prioritizing STEM Education for Manufacturers?

Josh Bays | October 24, 2017

Site Selection Group tracked the latest distribution center location trends from Q3 2017. Learn where the activity is taking place.
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What Companies Should Know About Underemployment

Josh Bays | October 24, 2017

Learn why underemployment is important in corporate site selection, and understand the nuances every company should know when it comes to assessing a candidate pool of talent.
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Top Distribution Center Location Trends for Q3 2017

Josh Bays | October 24, 2017

Site Selection Group tracked the latest distribution center location trends from Q3 2017. Learn where the activity is taking place.
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Most Pressured Metro Areas for Seasonal Distribution Employment

Josh Bays | September 26, 2017

Site Selection Group researched the metro areas that will experience the most seasonal employment pressures for distribution occupations in 2017. Learn which ones make the list.
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Top States for Manufacturing

Josh Bays | September 26, 2017

Site Selection Group scores and ranks all 50 states based on key manufacturing site selection drivers. Learn which states have the optimal mix of variables to attract manufacturing investment.
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Where are Robots Actually Replacing Manufacturing Jobs?

Josh Bays | August 28, 2017

Site Selection Group examines the impact robots are having on production job growth in critical manufacturing markets.
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A Look at the Effects of Automation and Same-Day Service on the Distribution Industry

Josh Bays | July 25, 2017

Site Selection Group examines the relationship between occupation growth and warehouse construction. We are reaching a point of inflection in the industry.
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Concerns Rise Over Voluntary Turnover and Wage Escalation in the Manufacturing Industry

Josh Bays | July 25, 2017

Learn the factors contributing to this trend, and where they are most prevalent.
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