Based in Chicago, Tracey Hyatt Bosman develops and executes incentives and location selection strategies for BLS’ corporate and institutional clients. She has twenty years of professional experience across a wide range of sectors, including data centers, manufacturing, headquarters, back office and contact center operations, and logistics.
Prior to joining BLS, Tracey spent more than five years as director of strategic consulting with Grubb & Ellis, where she also was co-leader of its national Clean Energy Practice Group and a member of the national Data Center Practice Group. Tracey is an experienced economic developer, having worked at both the county and state levels, including as vice president of policy and operations for the Chicago-area Lake County Partners and senior manager of prospect activities for the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
Recent speaking engagements include the Site Selectors Guild Forum (New Orleans), Southern Economic Development Council (Chicago), the Mid-America Economic Development Council Annual Conference (Chicago), Invest Québec Annual Meeting (Montreal), Ohio Electric Cooperative and Buckeye Power Members Economic Development Session (Columbus, OH), and the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association Advanced Symposium (Columbia, SC).
She has authored articles on a variety of topics, including “How Data Centers Benefit Communities” (November 2013, 7x24 Exchange Magazine), “The Importance (or Non-Importance?) of Right-to-Work in Location Decisions” (June 2012, Industry Week), “Retooling the Midwest’s Business Climate” (October 2013, Trust Belt, a publication of Site Selection Magazine), and “Determining Facility Requirements for Mission-Critical Data Centers” (Summer 2013, Area Development).
She also is frequently asked to speak and give seminars on emerging economic development topics.
Site Selectors Guild, Board Member and Secretary
Certified Economic Developer
Industrial Asset Management Council, Co-Chair Sustainability Council, Member Relations Committee
International Economic Development Council, International Committee Chair
Illinois Development Council, Past Board Member
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Past Economic Development Committee Member
Masters in International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina
Bachelors of Arts in International Studies from the University of South Carolina