Rachel Watson

Rachel Watson

Rachel Watson is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers food, manufacturing, small business, banking and finance, city government, HR and diversity. Email Rachel at rachelw at grbj dot com. Follow her on Twitter @RachelWatson86


Drug maker opens $30M warehouse

February 21, 2018
A global drug maker with a manufacturing operation in the region has opened a 98,500-square-foot warehouse to free up production space on its campus. Read More

Perrigo appoints CFO

February 21, 2018
A drug maker in the region has selected its chief financial officer. Read More

West Michigan employers rate among 'Best Workplaces for Commuters'

February 20, 2018
Two local organizations have earned a designation for offering “exceptional” commuter benefits to their employees. Read More

Snack brand releases new flavors

February 20, 2018
A snack brand is introducing two new flavors. Read More

West Michigan companies rate among 'World's Most Ethical'

February 19, 2018
A pair of companies in the region have landed on a list of organizations with the most ethical business practices in the world. Read More

Mayor calls for teamwork

In third State of the City address, Bliss details progress of 2017, challenges for 2018.

February 16, 2018
The positive developments in Grand Rapids last year happened because of community partnerships, according to Mayor Rosalynn Bliss. She said teamwork will be even more essential heading into a challenging 2018. Read More

Medical employer is No. 16 'Best Company to Work For' in US

February 16, 2018
A maker of medical devices and equipment has again made a ranking of the nation’s best workplaces — along with several companies with a presence in West Michigan. Read More

Furniture maker rolls out three product lines

February 16, 2018
A furniture maker in the region is rolling out three related product lines to bring the feeling of home into the workplace. Read More

Grand Rapids hosting Neighborhood Summit

February 15, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids will host a free summit on economic equity next month. Read More

Father and son plan barbecue restaurants

February 14, 2018
A long-time business owner in the region and his son plan to open a pair of barbecue restaurant franchises. Read More