Rachel Weick

Rachel Weick

Rachel Weick is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers banking and finance, city government, economic development, higher education and the lakeshore. Email Rachel at rweick at grbj dot com. Follow her on Twitter @RachelJean14


MSU 'tops off' downtown research center

November 26, 2015
The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine recently held a “topping off” ceremony to celebrate a milestone in the construction of its six-story research center downtown and shared data on the project. Read More

West Michigan colleges open doors for international students

November 26, 2015
A report says there are thousands of international students on West Michigan college campuses — contributing to a top-10 ranking for the state — and several colleges' study-abroad programs are among the nation's most active. Read More

Bank issues RFP for downtown buildings

November 24, 2015
A bank has issued a request for proposal to developers to explore the next phase for its buildings in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Private equity firm wins M&A Deal of the Year award

November 23, 2015
A local private equity firm has been recognized among the tops in M&A in the world. Read More

Millennial home buying is now trending

The tech-savvy, fast-paced generation is poised to make a splash in mortgage lending.

November 20, 2015
Change is coming on the home-buying front. Read More

Consultant calls street planning disjointed

City needs to establish an integrated multimodal network with performance metrics.

November 20, 2015
Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, a San Francisco-based international firm specializing in developing transportation systems, presented its early findings from a recently completed Gap Analysis of Grand Rapids Vital Streets to the Grand Rapids City Commission during its Committee of the Whole meeting. Read More

Local wages way below average

Michigan Future report emphasizes a transition toward a knowledge-based economy.

November 20, 2015
In the report Michigan’s Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy 2007-2014, Michigan Future Inc. explores why the state has become a low-prosperity state and the economic challenges the state — and Grand Rapids and Detroit — must overcome to move toward high prosperity and generating a broad middle class. Read More

Ready for a rate hike?

While interest rate increases may be on the horizon, they’re not expected to rock the housing boat too significantly.

November 20, 2015
In its October 2015 Economic and Mortgage Finance Commentary, the Washington, D.C.-based Mortgage Bankers Association indicated it anticipates nearly $905 billion in purchase mortgage originations in 2016, which is a 10 percent increase from 2015, and refinance originations to decrease by nearly 33 percent to $415 billion due to the likelihood of rising rates. Read More

Chamber names Agents of Change

November 18, 2015
A number of Agents of Change have been honored by a chamber in the region for their impactful work in the community. Read More

Chamber wins Outstanding Chamber of Commerce award

November 16, 2015
A chamber of commerce in the region has been recognized by a statewide association for its organizational excellence. Read More