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


DDA contributes to $2M St. Cecilia Music Center project

Funds will be put toward barrier-free entrance and elevator lift.

February 12, 2016
An iconic music building has hit a high note after receiving support from a downtown development agency for its renovation initiative. Read More

City approves agreements with GVSU and Belknap Lookout

University moving ahead with plans to build a health professions facility.

February 12, 2016
A workgroup representing three separate entities has come together to compromise on future development in Belknap Lookout. Read More

DDA approves 15 initial performance metrics

DGRI narrowed down a list of 61 suggestions on how it should be graded.

February 12, 2016
A downtown organization will look to a series of measures as a starting point to benchmark its performance and create a standardized approach to reaching its goals. Read More

Mobility tops list of BLM’s priorities

Report identifies state’s automotive legacy as a building block for prosperity.

February 12, 2016
This year’s roadmap to building a successful state shifts into gear as it looks to growth and stability and opportunities as a potential leading mobility state. Read More

City turns to data analytics for parking

Tech firm Smarking will help analyze patterns and make long-term decisions.

February 12, 2016
The city is looking at ways to outsmart potential parking problems by using real-time data analytics and predictive modeling. Read More

College auctions surplus inventory

February 12, 2016
A community college in the region is auctioning excess inventory after acquiring three urban buildings. Read More

Transformer maker acquires company

February 12, 2016
A manufacturer in the region is nearly doubling in size and capability after acquiring a company on the East Coast. Read More

Software maker develops 91 jobs

February 10, 2016
A local software maker is planning to expand its space and hire 91 people to keep up with product demand. Read More

'The Cheese Lady' sells original store

February 8, 2016
“The Cheese Lady” is passing on her beret. Read More

Bliss sets ‘bold goals’ for business

New mayor identifies neighborhood and sustainability actions in first State of the City address.

February 5, 2016
The iconic 1892-built Harris Building at 111 S. Division Ave. housed another historic event last week as the first female mayor of Grand Rapids delivered the State of the City address for 2016. Read More