Tracey Hyatt Bosman
Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company
Tracey Hyatt Bosman is an experienced economic developer, having worked at both the county and state levels. Prior to joining Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company, she was Director, Strategic Consulting with Grubb & Ellis specializing in Business Location Services, assisting companies in finding the optimal location for new or expanding operations. Her specialties include incentives negotiation, global strategic business planning, and market analysis. Working with an economic development organization in the Chicago area, Tracey was Vice President of Policy and Operations for Lake County Partners. Her state-level experience was earned at the South Carolina Department of Commerce, where she worked as Senior Manager of Prospect Activities and as Manager, International Trade Development for North and Latin American markets. In her work as an economic developer, she worked with world-class companies from all sectors and was intimately involved with their site selection processes, including incentives negotiations, labor market research and business cost analysis.
Tracey is an active speaker and writer. 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, 7×24 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).
Tracey earned her Masters in International Business Studies, as well as her B.A. from the University of South Carolina.