Jesse O'Brien

Jesse O'Brien

Jesse O'Brien is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers startups, economic development, banking and finance, health care, sports business and city government. Email Jesse at jesseo at grbj dot com. Follow him on Twitter @jesseobrien


Italian restaurant closing operation

August 17, 2017
A local Italian restaurant is closing to focus on its special event services. Read More

Insurer reports cost calculator saves $6.3M

August 16, 2017
A local health insurer is reporting its members and the organization itself have saved $6.3 million total since the launch of its cost-calculator tool. Read More

Grand Rapids' city manager is retiring

August 15, 2017
Grand Rapids City Manager Greg Sundstrom has announced his retirement after more than 35 years of government service. Read More

Downtown mansion gets new life

August 14, 2017
A local addiction treatment center is opening a new location in a restored mansion downtown. Read More

DDA approves downtown movie theater project

Agency signs off on updated $140-million mixed-use development proposal that will include theater, residential units, hotel and parking.

August 11, 2017
Plans for a $140-million downtown movie theater project are moving forward. Read More

Region’s pitch lands international sports competitions

August 11, 2017
The West Michigan Sports Commission is bringing another $2.2 million in economic impact to the region. Read More

Credit union extends reach

August 11, 2017
A local credit union has signed a definitive agreement to purchase a Florida bank with more than $400 million in assets. Read More

Manufacturer elects to stay in Grand Rapids

August 10, 2017
A local RFID manufacturer is investing $4.3 million and creating 50 new jobs in the region via an expansion. Read More

Business Journal selects 40 Under 40 Distinguished Alumnus

August 9, 2017
Tami VandenBerg has left her fingerprints all over Grand Rapids. Read More

Industry vet to lead blended company

August 9, 2017
A newly created lakeshore watercraft manufacturer has named its new top executive. Read More