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


College president stepping down

April 22, 2019
The president of a local college will soon "step away" from the top post. Read More

Nonprofit hosting Free Shred Day

April 22, 2019
A business services nonprofit is organizing a free paper-shredding event in town this weekend. Read More

West Michigan celebrates World Trade Month

Several organizations hosting events throughout May.

April 19, 2019
World Trade Month is almost here. Read More

Kent property values reach another record high

Coming out of the recession, county has seen an increase each year since 2012.

April 19, 2019
Kent County’s equalized property values have increased from last year’s all-time high. Read More

SMG eyes upgrades for venues

CAA board to vote in June on $4.56M in updates for DeVos Place, DeVos Performance Hall and Van Andel Arena.

April 19, 2019
Upgrades costing an estimated $4.56 million have been proposed for DeVos Place, DeVos Performance Hall and Van Andel Arena in 2020. Read More

Manufacturer investing $3M in expansion

April 19, 2019
A plastics supplier has decided to expand its operations in the region. Read More

Health system hires oncologists

April 19, 2019
A health system in the area has hired three new physicians for its oncology department. Read More

$64M Hilton brand hotel opens downtown

April 18, 2019
A new seven-story hotel overlooking the Grand River is now open downtown. Read More

Corporate foundation gives hospital $100K

April 18, 2019
A drug maker’s foundation has donated $100,000 to a hospital in the region. Read More

Automation company expanding operation

April 17, 2019
A manufacturer and distributor of automation products is expanding in the area. Read More