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

ARTICLES

Inside Track: Changing the status quo

Grand Rapids native, Mini Mogul Group founder Kristian Grant showed entrepreneurial spirit as a child.

February 17, 2017
Growing up, even if she never actually said she wanted to be an entrepreneur, the signs were always there Kristian Grant had big ideas that needed to get out. Read More

Partners representing West Michigan at SXSW Michigan House

February 17, 2017
For the third year, Michigan House will be finding a temporary home at SXSW in Austin, Texas — and this time, they’re bringing Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss. Read More

Tribe makes nearly $7M in revenue-sharing payments

February 17, 2017
A tribe in the region has distributed millions in revenue-sharing payments to the state and local governments. Read More

The Right Place appoints board members

February 16, 2017
A local economic development nonprofit has appointed nine new members to its board of directors and re-appointed three officers. Read More

Hospital hires medical director for sleep center

February 15, 2017
A hospital in the region has named the new head of its sleep center. Read More

Health systems sign services agreement

February 15, 2017
A health system has partnered with a university health system to improve cardiothoracic care in the region. Read More

West Michigan receiving $19.9M for nature projects

February 14, 2017
Fifteen West Michigan communities are receiving state grants to support outdoor recreation projects. Read More

Hospital creates specialty residency program

February 14, 2017
A local hospital is adding a new residency program to its repertoire. Read More

Venture capital firm raising $50M fund

February 13, 2017
Two businessmen have launched a local venture capital firm for early stage Midwest companies. Read More

Startup hires VP of business development

February 13, 2017
A startup developing bio-insecticides for the agriculture industry has added a technology acquisition and business development expert to its executive team. Read More