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


GRCC program addresses public works shortage

Seven-week training course covers positions such as building specialist, engineering technician, equipment operator.

July 13, 2018
The first students of Grand Rapids Community College’s Public Works Academy have earned certifications and are interviewing for jobs. Read More

Muskegon leaders realize greatest asset

Public and private entities work to develop land around Muskegon Lake.

July 13, 2018
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) Leaders in Muskegon are working to harness the full potential of an asset many say has been underutilized: Muskegon Lake. Read More

MacKeigan named 40 Under 40 Distinguished Alumnus

SMG regional manager oversaw record-setting ticket sales for national concert tours.

July 13, 2018
He’s one of the area’s leaders whose work directly contributes to the region’s growth. Read More

Former buffet site to house urgent care center

July 13, 2018
A health system plans to put an urgent care center in the building of a former buffet restaurant in the region. Read More

Biotech firm testing autism drug

July 12, 2018
A Grand Rapids-based clinical stage biotechnology company is beginning phase two of a potential treatment for the most common genetic form of autism. Read More

Spectrum acquiring southwest health system

July 11, 2018
Spectrum Health is acquiring a St. Joseph-based health system. Read More

University hires dean of health and human services

July 11, 2018
A university in the region has a new health and human services dean. Read More

Nonprofit receives grant for refugee program

July 10, 2018
A nonprofit has received a grant to create a Refugee Health Navigation and Education Program for recently resettled refugees in Grand Rapids. Read More

Nonprofit opens transitional house for women

July 10, 2018
A nonprofit has recently opened a transitional house for women experiencing homelessness. Read More

College hires business department chair

July 9, 2018
A local college has a new business department chair. Read More