Justin Dawes

Justin Dawes

Justin Dawes is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers economic development, health care, higher education, nonprofits, travel and tourism, the lakeshore and county government. Email Justin at jdawes at grbj dot com. Follow him on Twitter @dawes_justin


Hispanic chamber honors award winners

March 22, 2018
The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its annual awards. Read More

Partners celebrating Trans Day of Visibility

March 22, 2018
The Grand Rapids Pride Center and Grand Rapids Trans Foundation have partnered to celebrate and extend the upcoming Trans Day of Visibility. Read More

College producing public job fair

March 20, 2018
A West Michigan community college is hosting a job fair that’s open to the community. Read More

Nonprofit hosting Taste of the West Side

March 20, 2018
A local nonprofit is hosting a fundraiser tomorrow that will feature a variety of food from West Side businesses. Read More

Partners open integrated care campus

March 14, 2018
A pair of health organizations have partnered to open a new integrated care campus in the region. Read More

College names sales lab after businessman

March 14, 2018
A business school in the region has received a gift from a businessman to upgrade its sales lab. Read More

Experience Grand Rapids launches Beer City Brewsader app

March 12, 2018
There’s a new mobile app dedicated to the Grand Rapids beer scene. Read More

Roosevelt Park receives significant investment

City with less than 4,000 residents seeing more than $5 million in development.

March 9, 2018
For a city with a total taxable value of $99 million, more than $5 million in development is significant. Read More

Amazon bid reveals area’s weaknesses

Economic development agency’s 108-page proposal included three possible sites for Amazon HQ, with the greatest package worth $2.6B.

March 9, 2018
West Michigan has some work to do if it wants to attract a major employer to the region. Read More

Lakeshore leaders call for regulating health care costs

The 2018 Health Check noted Grand Rapids patients pay approximately $3,000 more per hospital admission compared to Detroit.

March 9, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Business leaders from along the Lakeshore came together earlier this month for the 2018 Health Check, a report conducted by economists from Tulane University and the GVSU Seidman College of Business, which analyzed health trends and costs in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon and Allegan counties. Read More