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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

What Manufacturers Should Know About the U.S. Industrial Real Estate Market

Josh Bays | July 23, 2018

Industrial construction activity is at an all-time high, but manufacturers are having a hard time finding adequate options. Learn the latest trends exacerbating this issue.
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Top 5 Workforce Characteristics Manufacturers Should Consider

Josh Bays | June 18, 2018

Assessing a location’s workforce for a manufacturing operation can be an overwhelming process. Learn which top 5 factors companies should focus on when mitigating labor risks.
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Top Hiring Trends for Truck Drivers

Josh Bays | June 18, 2018

All industrial companies are impacted by the shortage in truck drivers. Learn which metro areas are experiencing demand pressures.
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How Manufacturers Should Assess Labor Availability During Site Selection

Josh Bays | May 15, 2018

The competition for a manufacturing workforce is as fierce as ever. Learn how a balanced labor analysis in your next site selection project can help mitigate hiring risks.
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Rising Trucking Rates Disrupt Supply Chain Economics

Josh Bays | May 15, 2018

Domestic trucking rates are rising and companies are shouldering the burden. Learn what is contributing to this trend and how to mitigate risk.
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Distribution Center Location Trends for Q1 2018

Josh Bays | April 18, 2018

Site Selection Group tracked location trends for distribution centers for the first quarter of 2018. Learn about overall project and location trends.
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The Growing Demand for Production Workers

Josh Bays | April 18, 2018

The demand for production workers is growing steadily across the United States. Learn which markets are experiencing the most hiring pressures.
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Top Manufacturing Site Selection Trends over the Past 3 Months

Josh Bays | March 19, 2018

Site Selection Group identifies the latest manufacturing site selection trends from the last three months. Learn how the industry is changing.
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Top National Workforce Trends for Distribution Centers

Josh Bays | March 19, 2018

The distribution center industry continues to experience significant growth. Learn which markets are being affected the most.
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Top National Distribution Center Real Estate Trends

Josh Bays | February 21, 2018

Real estate constraints are having a meaningful effect on distribution center investment trends. This article provides an overview of national real estate trends that all distribution companies...
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