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


345-acre park opens

October 18, 2018
The public now has access to a new 345-acre park in West Michigan with plenty of natural amenities. Read More

Manufacturer investing $6M in HQ

October 18, 2018
A manufacturer of air-moving products is expanding and renovating its headquarters in the region and adding 30 jobs over the next three years. Read More

College opening campus in Detroit

October 17, 2018
A locally based college plans to open a new campus in Detroit. Read More

GRPS rolling out hospitality and tourism academy

October 16, 2018
Grand Rapids Public Schools and several industry partners have developed a new academy focused on hospitality and tourism. Read More

Firm opens 105-room hotel

October 15, 2018
A Michigan hotelier has opened a new 66,332-square-foot hotel in the region. Read More

Asian-Pacific Festival producing Taste of Asia downtown

October 15, 2018
A fundraiser downtown this week will support an international festival in Grand Rapids. Read More

Inside Track: Competition breeds excellence for Hahn

New Metro Health – University of Michigan Health president and CEO believes patients benefit with better collaboration between health systems.

October 12, 2018
Peter Hahn said he has always known he wanted to be a doctor. Read More

Kent DPW approves $500M trash reuse project

Sustainable business park will be located on 250 acres of land adjacent to the South Kent Landfill.

October 12, 2018
Kent County has taken another step toward reducing solid waste by 90 percent by 2020. Read More

Economist: Recession likely late next year

However, GVSU’s Paul Isely says this recession shouldn’t be as bad as 2008’s.

October 12, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The next recession is on its way. Read More

Health system plans new hospital and medical offices

October 12, 2018
A health system is planning a project costing up to $22 million to replace a hospital and medical offices in the region. Read More