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


55-acre business park project takes next step

December 12, 2018
A college is moving forward with its plan for a new 55-acre business park in the region. Read More

Nonprofit hires senior director of philanthropy and strategic initiatives

December 12, 2018
A local nonprofit serving burn survivors has created a new leadership role. Read More

Better Business Bureau honors Torch Award winners

December 11, 2018
A group of organizations in the region have been honored for their organizational ethics. Read More

Insurance company secures $2B in investment

December 10, 2018
A trio of investor groups are investing $2 billion in an insurance company in the area. Read More

Ford airport reports best-ever October

December 10, 2018
October was another record-breaking month for Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Read More

College hires alum as president

December 7, 2018
A college in the region has selected its next president. Read More

Taking back South Division

Community members plan restoration of once-vibrant business corridor.

December 7, 2018
Fran Dalton remembers when the South Division corridor in Grand Rapids was like a mini-downtown — full of life and economic activity. Read More

Inside Track: Johnson is right at home

Whether it’s personally or professionally, Frey Foundation leader builds strong family relationships.

December 7, 2018
After her first career and raising a couple kids, Holly Johnson was bitten by the philanthropy bug and found her true professional passion. Read More

County eyes $1.4 million for river restoration

Kent commissioners to vote Dec. 20 on allocation, but not all are on board.

December 7, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Kent County may contribute $1.4 million over three years to restoring the rapids in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

International nonprofit moving HQ to West Michigan

December 7, 2018
An international health care nonprofit is acquiring a similar organization and moving its headquarters to West Michigan. Read More