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


Ford airport reports best-ever January

February 20, 2019
Despite the polar vortex, last month was the busiest January ever for Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Read More

University hires provost

February 19, 2019
A local university has named an experienced college administrator as its next provost. Read More

City exploring lack of Silver Line development

Grand Rapids is commissioning a $945,000 study to help identify strategies to spur investment along South Division Avenue.

February 15, 2019
When highway traffic was rerouted away from South Division Avenue in the 1950s, Grand Rapids city leaders attempted to solve the resulting economic downturn by wiping the slate clean and trying something else. Read More

Medical device investors offer startup advice

Experts suggest finding an unmet clinical need before developing new devices.

February 15, 2019
The culture of funding medical device development and getting them on the market is changing. Read More

Hospital admissions cost more

Report finds the $30,000 average cost in Grand Rapids is about $3,000 greater than Detroit.

February 15, 2019
Hospital admission costs in Grand Rapids are continuing to climb and still are higher than in neighboring areas. Read More

Golf club opening 300-seat event venue

February 15, 2019
A new event venue is slated to open this spring in a Grand Rapids suburb. Read More

Nonprofit hires director of residential services

February 14, 2019
A local adoption and foster care nonprofit has named its new director of residential services. Read More

University plans $40M building renovation

February 13, 2019
A university in the region is planning to spend $40 million to renovate a major academic building. Read More

Plastic surgery center opens new space

February 13, 2019
A plastic surgery center has moved into a new 18,000-square-foot space in Grand Rapids. Read More

Downtown hosting Grand Rapids Boat Show

February 13, 2019
It’s not summer yet, but you can pretend while you stare at hundreds of new boats. Read More