Director of Economic Development
Dan Shah joined the West Colfax BID as Director of Economic Development in September, 2007. Dan has extensive experience working and reflecting on strategies to achieve social change through non-profit and for-profit enterprises, as a legal advisor and executive director. In private practice, as founder of the Center for Community Non-profits at Temple Law School, and a Deputy City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia, he has represented dozens of small business and non-profit clients, including community based organizations, cooperatives, land trusts, and business ventures, all aimed at social change.
At the same time, he has 10 years experience as a social enterprise director at a Community Development Corporation in New Jersey and with West Colfax Business Improvement District, where he won the Mayor’s Design Award and Governor’s Awards for Downtown Excellence, and also serves as in-house counsel. He grew up in Evanston, IL, where he developed an enthusiasm for cycling and travel. Dan is a father of three.